clout


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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.
References in classic literature ?
Straight flew the arrow and lit fairly in the clout, a finger's-breadth from the center.
Then after a short space they all three shot again, and once more each arrow lodged within the clout, but this time Adam o' the Dell's was farthest from the center, and again the tattered stranger's shot was the best.
The cub snarled a little at the touch of the hand, and the hand flew back to administer a clout. Whereupon the cub covered its fangs, and sank down submissively, while the hand, returning, rubbed behind his ears, and up and down his back.
Clout is the second single off Offset's debut studio album, Father of 4.
"Clout" is the fifth song Cardi B and Offset have collaborated on.
The report defines economic clout as the growth in the number of women-owned businesses and growth in employment and revenue.
Agra (Uttar Pradesh) [India], Dec 18 ( ANI ): After having faced flak from different quarters for threatening a woman SDM with political clout on camera, Fatehpur Sikri's Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MLA Udaybhan Chaudhary on Tuesday tried to cover it up by stating that the officer was like a daughter to him.
('Clout' being a 15th century word for clothing, apparently.) Now, though, May is officially "out" (the month, that is, not the Prime Minister, although even that's probably only a matter of time.) Of course, this year the sun's been cracking the flags since the end of April, so most of us have been shamelessly casting our clouts for the last few weeks.
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.
Scotland will have all the political clout and the "That would be enough to hold the balance in Parliament and have a stranglehold over the next UK Government and to drive the political agenda.