Definition of Clews

1. Noun. The cords used to suspend a hammock.

Generic synonyms: Cord
Language type: Plural, Plural Form



Definition of Clews

1. Noun. (plural of clew) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Clews

1. clew [v] - See also: clew

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Clews

cleverly
cleverness
clevernesses
cleves
clevis
clevis pin
clevises
clew
clew-garnet
clew-garnets
clewed
clewing
clewless
clewline
clewlines
clews (current term)
cley
cleystaff
clianthus
cliche
cliche'
cliched
clicheed
cliches
cliché-ridden
cliché-verre
clichéed
click
click-clack
click-murmur syndrome

Literary usage of Clews

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1. Catalogue of the Hopkins Railway Library by Stanford University Libraries, Frederick John Teggart (1895)
"Q. Same; January interest: Henry clews & sinking fund bonds, ... (10) + t Seven per cent, first mortgage gold bonds, on a completed road: Henry clews & Co. ..."

2. Body and Soul: A Play in Four Acts by Arnold Bennett (1921)
"Mrs. clews. But a pleasure it is. Now do sit down and make yourself at home. ... [As Mr. and Mrs. clews reach the door, enter Parlourmaid with a liqueur ..."

3. Off-hand Portraits of Prominent New Yorkers by Stephen Fiske (1884)
"This is Henry clews, sure enough; but Mr. clews is an Englishman by birth, and he was educated to enter Cambridge University with the intention of taking ..."

4. A Supplement to A Guide to Manuscripts Relating to the American Indian in by Daythal Kendall, John F. Freeman (1982)
"PARSONS, ELSIE clews. Letter to Leslie A. White; May 3, 1932. Photocopy of TLS 2 pp. Re: student research projects at the laboratory, Santa P'e, New Mexico; ..."

5. Reports of Cases Argued and Determined in the Superior Court of the City of by New York (City). Superior Court, New York (State). Superior Court (New York), Samuel Jones, James Clark Spencer (1878)
"London, the requisite funds to pay certain bills of exchange to the extent of £6000, which Henry clews & Co. authorized the plaintiffs to draw on clews, ..."

6. The Library of Wit and Humor, Prose and Poetry: Selected from the Literature by Ainsworth Rand Spofford, Rufus Edmonds Shapley (1894)
"TRAVERS AND clews. HENRY clews, the well-known bald- headed banker, who always prides himself on being a self-made man, during a recent talk with Mr. ..."

7. "An American commoner": the life and times of Richard Parks Bland. A study by William Vincent Byars (1900)
"Banker Henry clews Describes the Means Used to Control General Grant. ... In his "Twenty-Eight Years in Wall Street," Mr. Henry clews, ..."

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