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clout

Archery
a. the target used in long-distance shooting
b. the centre of this target
c. a shot that hits the centre

clout

1. A metal plate attached to a moving wood member to protect it from abrasion.
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Levent Gurgen, the coordinator of the ClouT EU group, said, "Our EU-Japanese collaboration built a platform that provides secure access to real-time and historical data with easy-to-use tools that enable municipalities, citizens, service developers and application integrators to rapidly create, deploy and manage smart city applications.
Velayati said that the Americans were paving the ground for the expansion of their clout in the region which should be prevented.
Just look at the ruthless way the Scottish parliament has used its clout.
The Celtic fringe, as it is sometimes disparagingly called, would reduce from about 16% to less than 8% of the UK population and consequently have diminished political clout.
We are continually waiting to see some form of financial clout being exercised in the transfer market and hopefully now Mike Ashley will realise that paying tuppence for players sometimes comes off but regrettably does not pay off all the time and it is time now for the club to show the supporters precisely where they are going.
At this rate my clout will be firmly in place until July.
Its clout is far more evident than that of the Catholic Church, which is why candidates woo it ardently.
Our political leaders haven't got the clout to deal with it.
At a time when the majority of customers start their search for products and services online, Marketing Clout directors identified their requirement not only for a strategic thinker, but also a strong writer with a keen and active interest in social media.
We are led to compare the "clout" which the development firms wield in Cardiff and elsewhere with the distinct lack of clout enjoyed by those citizens, unskilled jobseekers.
SO Gordon Brown stands up at the Labour conference and states that we need to stick together as a nation to have some clout.