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 for Clout nail
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Clout \Clout\ (klout), n. [AS. cl[=u]t a little cloth, piece of
     metal; cf. Sw. klut, Icel. kl[=u]tr a kerchief, or W. clwt a
     clout, Gael. clud.]
     1. A cloth; a piece of cloth or leather; a patch; a rag.
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              His garments, nought but many ragged clouts,
              With thorns together pinned and patched was.
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              A clout upon that head where late the diadem stood.
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     2. A swadding cloth.
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     3. A piece; a fragment. [Obs.] --Chaucer.
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     4. The center of the butt at which archers shoot; -- probably
        once a piece of white cloth or a nail head.
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              A'must shoot nearer or he'll ne'er hit the clout.
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     5. An iron plate on an axletree or other wood to keep it from
        wearing; a washer.
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     6. A blow with the hand. [Low]
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     Clout nail, a kind of wrought-iron nail heaving a large
        flat head; -- used for fastening clouts to axletrees,
        plowshares, etc., also for studding timber, and for
        various purposes.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  clout nail
      n 1: a short nail with a flat head; used to attach sheet metal
           to wood [syn: clout nail, clout]

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