The Top English Grammar Tips From A–Z
1(of earth)terrón masculine
- The soil was so hard it took Moore three whacks with a pick just to break loose a clod of clay.
- And some foul-mouthed yobs have been hurling clods of earth at passing craft - with one passenger reportedly struck on the head by a clod.
- After the land was ploughed, the turned earth would contain large clods of earth that required breaking up.
- The effect is like watching clods of earth fall inexorably into a grave.
- The tyres are smoking like Bill Hicks and there are clods of earth rammed in the twin-exhaust pipes.
- Six black-rimmed wheels sent clods of earth flying as it sped over the rough ground, the only noise it made was the crackling of crushed foliage.
- He said, ‘It takes a deep-going plough to uproot the heaviest clods of earth.’
- To silence the dog, Virgil throws clods of earth into each of his throats.
- Small plants at left, clods of earth at center, and arcs of grass at right punctuate the narrow ground.
- Every morning he would be up before sunrise raring to go, throwing clods of earth at the windows of staff to awaken them.
- Turf is hard to cut with period spades and shovels, swaying us to the route of perhaps using clay clods to build the walls next time.
- Veil desperately tried to leap out, but a big clod of earth landed on his head.
- As he walks out to the car he picks up a clod of earth and throws it at the proprietor's house.
- My flesh is clothed with maggots, my skin is a clod of earth: it curdles and decays.
- Indians are breaking the soil into clods with picks.
- Break up large clods and remove rocks and roots.
- Scowling, he threw a clod of frozen dirt into the stream.
- He gave me an angry look, and threw another clod of dirt into the grave.
- "Quiet, you, " he threw a clod of dirt at her as she collapsed into helpless giggles.
- A clod of earth flew upwards, as if gravity had been inverted.
2informal(oaf)zoquete masculine, feminine informalzopenco masculine informalzopenca feminine informal
- But this is an army of rookies, clods, and dimwits - and the women make short work of their glorious space armada.
- He is, however, quite impatient with the clods and dullards who do not find the tradition hopelessly retrograde.
- Except for a scant few, the characters in St. Elmo's Fire are all either weasels, deceptive clods or selfish ninnies.
- I think it's statistically impossible for * all * of the editors to be incompetent clods.
- O'Connor certainly came across as a quite insensitive clod.
- You must be that insensitive clod dating Bridget Harrison.
- To know that I hurt someone so much made me feel like an insensitive clod that didn't deserve anything.
- Nice to know we have as many selfish clods as other parts of the world.
- At ‘Jurassic Park III,’ I got a running commentary from a trio of junior-high clods, one of whom proceeded to spill his drink on my shirt.
- The Perelman persona is a clod who won't admit it.
- He seemed only a poor clod like those around him, deluded by a childish theology.
- The comic book cutscenes also now look a lot better since they fired that sideburned-coiffed clod who played Max in the original.
- ‘And last but not least, this snoring clod is Sven,’ he finished giving Sven an elbow in the ribs.
- Many is the time some clod has thoughtlessly pushed the recliner lever, full throttle, winding up inches from your adviser's lap.
- Notice that you are able to turn her down with a little white lie, while neither offending her nor coming off as an abrupt and anti-social clod.
- What a myopic, blinkered clod their letters page editor must be.
- Maria wasn't just some brainless clod, as many girls that day had been brought up to be.
- It's a place where you are least likely to run into some clod yakking on a cell phone.
- Florus growled in my ear, ‘Stop acting ignorant, you clod.’
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