- A lump or mass, especially of earth, turf, or clay." Clodsof a slimy substance."Carew." Clodsof iron and brass."Milton." Clodsof blood."E. Fairfax."The earth that casteth up from the plow a great clod, is not so good as that which casteth up a smaller clod." [Bacon.]
- The ground; the earth; a spot of earth or turf."The clod Where once their sultan's horse has trod." [Swift.]
- That which is earthy and of little relative value, as the body of man in comparison with the soul."This cold clod of clay which we carry about with us." [T. Burnet.]
- A dull, gross, stupid fellow; a dolt
- A part of the shoulder of a beef creature, or of the neck piece near the shoulder. See Illust. of Beef.
Etymology: OE. clodde, latter form of clot. See Clot