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British Dictionary definitions for cloam

cloam

adjective
  1. made of clay or earthenware
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noun
  1. clay or earthenware pots, dishes, etc, collectively
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Word Origin

Old English clām mud
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Examples from the Web for cloam

Historical Examples

  • Mrs. Cloam, you've a-been married like my poor self; and you knows what we be, and we knows what you be.

    Springhaven

    R. D. Blackmore

  • Mrs. Cloam will take care of you, and find all that is needful for a warrior's cleanup.

    Springhaven

    R. D. Blackmore

  • Let us have dinner, Mrs. Cloam, in twenty minutes, if possible.

    Springhaven

    R. D. Blackmore

  • There's a proper lot o' cloam in Highfield, and he didn't crave to see it.

    A Drake by George!

    John Trevena

  • Tramped all day yesterday, and got my cloam tored, and lost my rabbit-skins and duppence.

    Furze the Cruel

    John Trevena