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Origin of clod
Examples from the Web for clod
One teenager recalled seeing a boy his age pitch a clod of dirt at a mounted [Union] officer.
The News of the World and the Mirror both went with the punnier, " Hand of Clod."
The maid gave a wee turn to the door, shivered, and fell like a clod at her mother's feet.The Lost Pibroch|Neil Munro
Married to a clod of earth; she will become as insensible as himself; all these fine capabilities will moulder!The Real Shelley, Vol. I (of 2)|John Cordy Jeaffreson
Word Origin for clod
"lump of earth or clay," Old English clod- (in clodhamer "the fieldfare," a kind of thrush, literally "field-goer"), from Proto-Germanic *kludda-, from PIE *gleu- (see clay).
Synonymous with collateral clot until meaning differentiated 18c. Meaning "person" ("mere lump of earth") is from 1590s; that of "blockhead" is from c.1600 (cf. clodpate, clodpoll, etc.). It also was a verb in Middle English, meaning both "to coagulate, form into clods" and "to break up clods after plowing."