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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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Jeppesen's Fru Von Everdingen, the rich widow who falls for the cloddish brother in Kermesse, was beautiful and stuck-up, but also vulnerable.
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.
The man ran up the street" - even the most cloddish native speaker of English beyond age four would not say "The man ran the street up.
Aleksandr Arkhangel'skii has given a hard-hitting description of how the liberal intelligentsia fielded its own 'anti-laureates' in opposition to the exalted nonentities generated by the Soviet honours system, and he saw the Booker Prize as the first breach in the cloddish assumptions underlying both the official and the liberal approaches.
The British press make this ethnocentric conceit seem not just simple-minded and cloddish, but dangerous to America and the rest of the world.
The Brotherhood also failed in Mursi's cloddish power grab last month, and they failed again when they called out their thugs to beat up anti-Mursi demonstrators earlier this month.
The heroic true tale of a Brit journalist's rescue of dozens of orphaned Chinese youth in the face of an advancing Japanese army has become a cloddish if gorgeous-looking wartime adventure epic in "The Children of Huang Shi.
Be grateful for DVD's ease, but regret what's lost--the movie projector's plaintive noise; celluloid's luminescence and nuance; film's pocked, cloddish corporeality.
On ``The Weakest Link'' Robinson delights in snapping insults at her cloddish contestants.
A cloddish story, badly told, goes nowhere with the speed of a slug on tranquillisers.