clod

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clod

[kläd]
(agriculture)
A compact mass of soil, ranging from about 0.2 to 10 inches (0.5 to 25 centimeters) in size, which is produced by plowing and digging of excessively wet or dry soil.
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Clay is lumpish and cloddish yet if you coax it a little it will turn into a beauty and even smile and laugh.
To Katrina, hovering before apparent foul play, "The Taste of Blood" is her fear of two cloddish, pushy policemen divulging a more than professional interest.
Watch MTV or Comedy Central, and you can see how contempt for guns and hunters becomes a way for hip, quick-witted city folks to celebrate their superiority over their cloddish country cousins.
It resembles our own cloddish, clublike legs less than it does the baroque, exotic wing of a bird's skeleton.
It musters a healthy amount of torque ( 247lb/ft from only 1,800rpm ( but you have to stay on top of the gear changing, otherwise the estate can seem a bit cloddish.
It musters a healthy amount of torque - 247 lb/ft from only 1800rpm - but you have to stay on top of the gear changing, otherwise the estate can seem a bit cloddish.