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

  Cloy \Cloy\ (kloi), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Cloyed (kloid); p. pr.
     & vb. n. Cloying.] [OE. cloer to nail up, F. clouer, fr.
     OF. clo nail, F. clou, fr. L. clavus nail. Cf. 3d Clove.]
     1. To fill or choke up; to stop up; to clog. [Obs.]
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              The duke's purpose was to have cloyed the harbor by
              sinking ships, laden with stones.     --Speed.
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     2. To glut, or satisfy, as the appetite; to satiate; to fill
        to loathing; to surfeit.
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              [Who can] cloy the hungry edge of appetite
              By bare imagination of a feast?       --Shak.
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              He sometimes cloys his readers instead of
              satisfying.                           --Dryden.
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     3. To penetrate or pierce; to wound.
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              Which, with his cruel tusk, him deadly cloyed.
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              He never shod horse but he cloyed him. --Bacon.
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     4. To spike, as a cannon. [Obs.] --Johnson.
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     5. To stroke with a claw. [Obs.] --Shak.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      adj 1: overly sweet [syn: cloying, saccharine, syrupy,

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  63 Moby Thesaurus words for "cloying":
     bad, barfy, bathetic, beery, brackish, cloysome, fetid, filling,
     foul, fulsome, gooey, gushing, high, icky, jading, luscious,
     maggoty, maudlin, mawkish, mushy, namby-pamby, nasty, nauseant,
     nauseating, nauseous, noisome, nostalgic, nostomanic, noxious,
     offensive, overfilling, overripe, oversentimental,
     oversentimentalized, oversweet, poisonous, rancid, rank,
     rebarbative, rich, romantic, rotten, saccharine, sappy, satiating,
     sating, satisfying, sentimental, sentimentalized, sickening,
     sickly-sweet, sloppy, soft, spoiled, sticky, stinking, surfeiting,
     tear-jerking, teary, vile, vomity, weevily, yucky

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