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[kluhf] /klʌf/
Arthur Hugh, 1819–61, English poet. Unabridged
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  • Master Clough breathed more freely when he found that neither his wife nor Margery were among them.

    The Golden Grasshopper W.H.G. Kingston
  • A home is a refuge, and you have made The Clough so charming.

    The Lady of the Basement Flat Mrs. George de Horne Vaizey
  • Had Clough written much in the strain of these pieces he might have had some title to the name of a great poet.

    The Age of Tennyson Hugh Walker
  • I was well pleased with the reception which Madam Clough gave Aveline.

    The Golden Grasshopper W.H.G. Kingston
  • David had noticed at first sight of him that his old playfellow had grown to look much older than in the Clough End days.

    The History of David Grieve Mrs. Humphry Ward
  • Master Clough, of course, said that he hoped to do so ere long.

    The Golden Grasshopper W.H.G. Kingston
  • A considerable circuit had to be made before the bottom of the Clough could be reached, and then the whole tragedy was revealed.

    A Stable for Nightmares J. Sheridan Le Fanu
  • Master Clough was, however, in the meantime thinking about his wife.

    The Golden Grasshopper W.H.G. Kingston
  • God's Word gave courage to Clough; it enabled him to give courage to others; and it will give courage to you.

    The Book of Courage John Thomson Faris
  • Is it not Clough who has remarked that, after all, everything lies in juxtaposition?

    Familiar Studies of Men and Books Robert Louis Stevenson
British Dictionary definitions for Clough


(dialect) a gorge or narrow ravine
Word Origin
Old English clōh


Arthur Hugh. 1819–61, British poet, author of Amours de Voyage (1858) and Dipsychus (1865)
Brian. 1935–2004, English footballer and manager
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for Clough



"ravine with a river," Old English cloh (in place names), of uncertain origin.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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