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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :
Clout \Clout\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Clouted; p. pr. & vb. n.
Clouting.] [OE. clutien. clouten, to patch. See Clout,
1. To cover with cloth, leather, or other material; to
bandage; patch, or mend, with a clout.
And old shoes and clouted upon their feet. --Josh.
Paul, yea, and Peter, too, had more skill in . . .
clouting an old tent than to teach lawyers.
2. To join or patch clumsily.
If fond Bavius vent his clouted song. --P. Fletcher
3. To quard with an iron plate, as an axletree.
4. To give a blow to; to strike. [Low]
The . . . queen of Spain took off one of her
chopines and clouted Olivarez about the noddle with
5. To stud with nails, as a timber, or a boot sole.
Clouted cream, clotted cream, i. e., cream obtained by
warming new milk. --A. Philips.
Note: "Clouted brogues" in Shakespeare and "clouted shoon" in
Milton have been understood by some to mean shoes armed
with nails; by others, patched shoes.
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