from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun See clam.


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  • What has my critic to say, from the moral point of view, to the gas stokers who leave London in the dark, or the colliers who, in struggling to raise their own wages, condemn the ironworkers to "clamm" for want of coal?

    Lectures and Essays Goldwin Smith 1866

  • Several houses were found at a little distance, and some ovens dug in the ground, in the same manner as those of Otaheite, in which victuals appeared to have been dressed since the morning; and scattered about them, lay some shells of a kind of clamm, and some fragments of roots, the refuse of the meal.

    A General History and Collection of Voyages and Travels — Volume 13 Robert Kerr 1784

  • NuUss. '■ ■ ibi b) Ex hac magomm confefllone clamm eft, quod ad Cap. 7, II. obfervavimuSj eos in reliquorum miraculorum imita - tidne Pharaonl pevfuadere voluifle, artibus namralibus hsc a Mofe patrari.

    Pentateuchus ex recensione textus hebraei et versionum antiquarum latine versus notisque philologicis [microform] Dathe, Johann August, 1731-1791, ed 1791


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