Reverse Dictionary: CLER – CLN


CLERGY, CLERGYMAN – NOUNS (also see priest, etc.)
– a clergyman’s beardless face, typical of the High Church ST. ALBANS CLEAN SHAVE L19 sl.
– a title prefixed to the Christian name of a minister of religion MASS 1766 Sc. & Eng. dial.
– the clergy, ministers LADS IN BLACK 1821 Sc.
 
CLERGY etc. – NOUNS, PERSON
– a clergyman AMEN-SNORTER L19 sl.
– a clergyman AUTEM JET 1737 cant
– a clergyman BENIMAN Bk1914 Sc.
– a clergyman BIBLE-MAULER 1872 US sl.
– a clergyman BLACK GOWN 1731 sl.
– a clergyman BLACK SHEEP 1829 UK sl.
– a clergyman EARWIG 1857 sl.
– a clergyman FIRE ESCAPE 19C Brit. sl.
– a clergyman FIRE INSURANCE AGENT E20 US sl.
– a clergyman GAD-THUMPER 1905 Aust. sl.
– a clergyman GENTLEMAN OF THE LONG ROBE Bk1920
– a clergyman GUMBLER M19 sl.
– a clergyman HALY DAD 1721 Sc.
– a clergyman HAUL-DEVIL M19 sl.
– a clergyman JACKING-GOWN 1904 Sc. obs.
– a clergyman KNULLER M19 sl.
– a clergyman LEVITE 1640 obs., contemptuous usage
– a clergyman MAN IN BLACK 1692
 a clergyman PUDDING-SLEEVES E18 sl.
 a clergyman RAT 17C sl.
 a clergyman SIN-BUSTER 1930s US sl.
 a clergyman WHITE-CHOKER 1851 sl. rare
– a clergyman, a fanatical or zealous religious person or preacher BIBLE-TOTER 1940 Amer. dial.
– a clergyman; a minister LAD IN BLACK 1821 Sc.
– a clergyman, an evangelist; a Salvation Army or any other affiliation of preacher HALLELUJAH-PEDDLER 1927 US sl.
– a clergyman; any overly pious person DEVIL CATCHER 18C sl.
– a clergyman; any overly pious person DEVIL-CHASER 18C sl.
– a clergyman; any overly pious person DEVIL-DODGER 18C sl.
– a clergyman; any overly pious person DEVIL-DRIVER 18C sl.
– a clergyman, a parson BLACK BOY 1835 UK sl.
– a clergyman, a parson BLACK FLY c1786 UK sl.
– a clergyman, a parson BLACK SLUG 1804 UK sl.
– a clergyman, a parson BLACK-COAT 1616 depreciative usage
– a clergyman; a parson GLUEPOT Bk1796 sl.
– a clergyman; a person in orders; a ‘churchman’ as distinguished from a ‘layman’ ECCLESIASTIC 1651;  ECCLESIASTICAL 1882-3 rare
 a clergyman; a pious person VICE-WHIPPER L17 sl.
– a clergyman, a preacher BIBLE-SHARP 1897 US sl.
– a clergyman, a preacher BIBLE-WALLOPER 1888 sl.
– a clergyman; a preacher CACKLING COVE Bk1891 Amer. sl.
– a clergyman; a preacher CAMISTER 1851 thieves’ cant
– a clergyman, a preacher HEAVEN-REACHER 1927 US tramps’ sl.
 a clergyman; a preacher SKY WRITER 1965 Amer. dial.
– a clergyman, a preacher; a fanatical or zealous religious person BIBLE-RANTER 1876 US sl.;  BIBLE-SPOUTER 1955 Amer. dial.
– a clergyman, a preacher; a reader of the Bible BIBLE-READER 1548
– a clergyman, a priest HOLY JOE 1874 sl., orig. nautical usage
– a clergyman, a priest JOSSER 1887 Aust. sl.
 a clergyman, a priest SIN-SHIFTER a1912 sl.
– a clergyman; a religious fanatic BIBLE-BUSTER 1904 US sl.
– a clergyman, esp. a priest HARP-POLISHER 1946 Amer. sl.
– a clergyman hired when the regular incumbent is absent JACK AT A PINCH c1620 colloq.
– a clergyman ministering to the hill-men, a Cameronian minister HILL-MINISTER 1714 Sc.
– a clergyman ministering to the hill-men, a Cameronian minister HILL-TEACHER 1710 Sc.
– a clergyman, missionary, or proselytizer BIBLE-BACK 1840 sl.
– a clergyman or an overtly religious person; a recluse BEAD-COUNTER 1809 UK sl., contemptuous usage
– a clergyman or minister of religion MASS JOHN 1685 Sc. & Eng. dial.
– a clergyman or missionary JOSS-MAN a1889 Amer. nautical
 a clergyperson serving two congregations YOKE MINISTER 2008 Amer. dial.
 a clergyperson serving two congregations YOKE PASTOR 1966 Amer. dial.
– a clergyman who expounds or follows the Bible in a vigorous and aggressive manner; a religious person who thrusts their beliefs on any who will listen and many who would rather not BIBLE-BANGER 1853 colloq.;  BIBLE-BASHER 1942 colloq.;  BIBLE-POUNDER 1868 colloq.;  BIBLE-PUNCHER 1897 colloq., often derogatory;  BIBLE-SWINGER 1958 sl., often derogatory; BIBLE-THRASHER 1881 colloq.;  BIBLE-THUMPER 1866 sl., often derogatory
– a clergyman who has a bad delivery BAD STICK Bk1855
 a clergyman who has a spiritual charge among seamen SKY-PILOT 1882
 a clergyman who holds a living pro tempore, under a bond of resignation; he keeps the place warm for his successor WARMING-PAN Bk1865 sl.
– a clergyman who wears a ‘Roman collar’ ALL-ROUNDER 1930s US criminals’ sl.
– a local clergyman; a parson PARISH-BULL;  PARISH-PRIG Bk1865 Brit. sl.
– a mediocre clergyman who could read the prayers, but had no skill at the actual preaching OLD DOG AT COMMON PRAYER L17 sl.
– a needy clergyman helping for hire JERUSALEM-PONY Bk1896 clerical
– an uneducated clergyman; a priest, or a beggar who poses as such, who works in rural areas, ministering to other beggars and the local peasantry; the implication is that such clergy were not true priests HEDGE-PARSON 1748 UK criminals’
– a person who is learning the profession of a clergyman IMPROVER 1885 Eng. dial.
 a rude, vulgar country clergyman PARSON TRULLIBER Bk1865 sl.
– clergymen; parsons BLACK CATTLE 1719 UK sl.
– in Italy, Spain, Portugal, Latin America, and other areas of Spanish and Portuguese influence: a Christian clergyman, esp. a Roman Catholic Priest PADRE 1584
 the parish clergyman THE REVEREND 1901 Eng. dial.
 
CLERGY etc. – PHRASES
– a visitation of the clergy ​REVIEW OF THE BLACK CUIRASSIERS Bk1903 sl.


CLERK – NOUNS
– working as a clerk PAPER-PUSHING 1970s sl.
 
CLERK – NOUNS, PERSON
– a clerk CARCOON 1803 Anglo-Indian
– a clerk CARLER Bk1891 US thieves’
– a clerk DESK JOCKEY 1950s US sl.
– a clerk MONKEY 1903 artisans’ & labourers’ usage
– a clerk QUILL-WALLOPER L18 sl.
– a clerk; a bookmaker’s clerk AFTER-DARK L19 rhyming
– a clerk; an inferior author; one who stains or colours paper; an author of small repute PAPER-STAINER 1596 humorous usage
– a clerk; a prison clerk SPLIT FINGER 1930s US prison & criminals’ sl.
– a clerk; a quill-driver; a hack writer FEATHER-DRIVER 1713 obs.
– a clerk; a white-collared office worker CACKLER 1926 Amer. sl., orig. tramps’ usage
– a clerk; a ‘white-collar worker’ PAPER-COLLARED SWELL M19 NZ sl.
– a clerk of the lowliest rank, the implication being that they never write on, but only push around, paper PAPER PUSHER 20C sl.
– a clerk or author; one who works with a quill or pen QUILL-DRIVER 1760 chiefly contemptuous usage
– a clerk, ticket seller, etc. SHORT CHANGE ARTIST Bk1913-17 Amer. dial.
– a clerk who prepared abstracts of the numbers of births, deaths, and marriages ABSTRACTER 1857 hist. rare, British civil service usage;  ABSTRACTOR 1859 hist., British civil service usage
– a desk clerk DESKATEER;  DESKIE 1980s US sl.
– a female clerk employed by the Department of the Navy YEOETTE;  YEOWOMAN World War II Amer. sl.
– a town clerk YELPER a1790 UK criminals’ sl.
– an office clerk GERTRUDE 1940 US military usage
– an under-clerk NETHER CLERK 1567 obs. rare


CLEVER, CLEVERLY, CLEVERNESS – ADJECTIVES
– clever NOW AND NEVER;  NOW OR NEVER 19C Brit. rhyming sl.
– clever NUBBY 1946 Amer. dial.
– clever, acute, shrewd; bold, dashing PARLISH;  PARLOUS 1785 Eng. dial.
– clever and desirable SNAZZY 1932 Amer. sl.
– clever and well-dressed QUICK L19 UK society sl.
– clever, appropriate, apt, dexterous, skilful, clever, happy; said of action HANDSOME 1563-87 obs.
– clever, apt, able, ready ASPERT 1423 obs. rare
– clever, apt, skilled; said of an agent HANDSOME 1547 obs.
– clever at anything NAPPER Bk1905 Eng. dial.
– clever at particular work WELL-HANDED Bk1905 Eng. dial.
– clever, cunning ANCIENT 1880 Eng. dial.
– clever, cunning SMEIGH c1200 obs.
– clever, cunning; dexterous, skilled, expert TIGHT 1669 Sc. & Eng. dial. obs.
– clever, cunning; shrewd, astute; nimble, active YAP;  YAUP a1300 chiefly Sc. & N. Eng. dial.
– clever, dexterous, skilful SUBTILE c1374 obs.
– clever, expert; particularly good at one’s trade, or at any game of skill NAP 1881 Sc. & Eng. dial.
– clever, first-rate; jolly LUMMY 1838 sl.
– clever, good, skilled TACKY 1950s W. Indies sl.
– clever, handy FAIRDIE;  FAIRDY 1724 Sc.
– clever, handy, wide-awake FEATY 1844 rare
– clever, having or giving proof of brains HEADY 1895 Eng. dial.
– clever, ingenious, crafty, cunning; deceitful ENGINOUS c1325 obs.
– clever, ingenious; handy, deft; industrious NATTY 1888 Sc. & Eng. dial.
– clever, ingenious; wise, knowing; skilled QUAINT a1250 obs.
– clever in looking after one’s own interests, shrewd ABLE 1931 Sc.
– clever, intellectual FOXY 1900s sl.
– clever, intelligent SPACK a1200 obs. exc. Eng. dial.
– clever, intelligent TIDY Bk1905 Eng. dial.
– clever, intelligent, discerning SKILLWISE a1300 obs.
– clever, intelligent, sharp HEADISH Bk1902 Eng. dial.
– clever, intelligent, shrewd; excelling NAWPY Bk1905 Eng. dial.
– clever, keen-sighted SIGHTY a1425 obs. exc. Eng. dial.
– clever, knowing, cunning VARMENT;  VARMINT 1829 sl., now Eng. dial.
– clever, knowledgeable BRAINY 1845 sl.
– clever, knowledgeable POINTY-HEADED 1972 US sl., derogatory
– clever, knowledgeable SAVVY 1905 sl.
– clever, knowledgeable, shrewd, sharp, keen CUTE 1731 sl., now chiefly US, often derogatory
– clever, nimble BAIN 1691 Eng. dial.
– clever, ready with the hands RID-HAND 1824 Sc.
– clever, sagacious NESE-WISE 1790 Sc.
– clever, sharp, capable; cunning HAIRY Bk1905 N. Ireland
– clever, sharp, shrewd, precocious; generally applied to children and animals FALSE 1866 Eng. dial.
– clever, skilful CANNY 1768 Sc.
– clever, skilful, dexterous; apt, fit HAGHER c1200 obs.
– clever, skilful, expert, dexterous; said of craftsmen, etc. SUBTLE a1300 arch.
– clever, skilful, intelligent WITTY 1952 Amer. dial.
– clever, skilful or skilled; expert; very conversant DAB 18C colloq.
– clever, skilled; smart, active QUEME c1400 obs. rare
– clever, sly, crafty, cunning OLD 1722
– clever, smart, active BOBBISH Bk1890 cant
– clever, smart, compact SAPPY Bk1904 Eng. dial.
– clever, smart, sharp; quick, active, both mentally and physically EDGIE;  EDGY 1825 Sc.
– clever, smart, skilful, learned, expert, ingenious AKAMAI 1840 Hawaii
– clever, sprightly; lively; in good health PEART 1828 Amer. dial.
– clever; stout WAINT Bk1905 Eng. dial.
– clever; tasteful SALTY Bk1904 Eng. dial.
– clever; used ironically MANNY Bk1905 Eng. dial.
– clever, vain, self-important GUMPTIOUS 1853
– clever, wise, learned KEEN a1000 obs.
– clever with the hands, quick and ready READY-HANDED 1890 Sc.
 clever, witty, ingenious, sagacious, prudent, knowing, cunning AULD-FARRANT 1721 Sc.
– extremely clever RIGHT SMART 1857 sl.
– extremely clever and bright; very sharp and shrewd; intellectually alert, quick-witted SMART AS A STEEL-TRAP 1821 Amer. dial.
– highly clever or ingenious; neat, smart TIPPY 1863 colloq.
– highly clever or skilled COOL 1918 colloq., orig. US
– ostentatiously or smugly clever WISE-ASS 1972 US sl., derogatory
– ostentatiously or smugly clever WISE-ASSED 1967 US sl., derogatory
– sarcastically clever, wily, crafty; shrewd SANSHACH 1808 Sc.
– smugly clever SMART-ARSE;  SMART-ASS 1960 US sl.
– smugly clever SMART-ARSED;  SMART-ASSED 1960 US sl.
– very clever DEAD THICK L19 Sc. sl.
– very clever, very good, adroit MEAN 1910s sl., orig. US
 
CLEVER etc. – ADVERBS
– cleverly, deftly, skilfully FEATLY 1436 arch.
– cleverly, dexterously; also, with acuteness or perspicacity SUBTILELY;  SUBTILLY c1400 now rare or obs.
– cleverly, dexterously; deftly, neatly; properly, correctly TIGHTLY 1790 Sc. & Eng. dial. obs.
– cleverly, dexterously, nimbly, properly; said of actions FEATOUSLY c1350 obs.
– cleverly, dexterously, skilfully; ingeniously, artfully, cunningly SUBTLY c1350 arch.
– cleverly, handily, readily, dexterously, successfully; easily GAINLY Bk1900 Eng. dial.
– cleverly, skilfully, dexterously HANDSOMELY 1551 obs.
– cleverly, slyly, craftily, shrewdly PAWKILY 1725 Sc.
 
CLEVER etc. – NOUNS
– a clever device, a cunning trick, or method, esp. a new one WRINKLE L16 UK
– a clever or cunning device, artifice, stratagem SUBTILTY c1386 obs.
– a clever, sly way; a trick; a wile PAUK;  PAWK 1811 Sc.
– an instance of cleverness, cunning or craft; a device, a stratagem, a trick QUAINTISE 1297 obs.
– cleverness FALSENESS Bk1900 Eng. dial.
– cleverness, ability, knowledge CAN;  CANN;  KANN 1768 Sc.
– cleverness, ingenuity NATTINESS Bk1905 Eng. dial.
– cleverness, shrewdness; good sense; ability; acumen; judgement; knowledge; cunning COCUM;  COKUM;  KOCUM;  KOKUM 1848 sl. rare
– cleverness, skill, dexterity SUBTILTY c1386 obs.
– cleverness, skill, dexterity SUBTLETY c1375 obs.
– cleverness, skill, dexterity, ability; propriety, becomingness, decency HANDSOMENESS 1555 obs.
– cleverness, skill, ingenuity SUBTILITY c1375 obs.
– cleverness, skill, ingenuity; proficiency attained by careful application CURIOSITY 1603 obs.
– cleverness, smartness, ability CLEVERALITY 1828 Sc. & N. Eng. dial.
– cleverness, wisdom, skill, ingenuity QUAINTISE 1297 obs.
– the world of clever, influential people MACKDOM 1960s African-American sl.
 
CLEVER etc. – NOUNS, PERSON
– a clever and attractive Black male BAD BOY Bk1984 African-American usage
– a clever, bright person LIGHT 1900s US college sl.
– a clever fellow HEIDY KNITE 1890 Sc.
– a clever fellow LONG-CROWN 1847 Brit. colloq.
– a clever fellow WARM-BOY Bk1914 US college sl.
– a clever fellow; a prodigy HEAD-LANGUAGER 1879 Eng. dial.
– a clever fellow; one who gets through is work expeditiously SKRIEVER Bk1904 Sc.
– a clever genius; a brilliant wit BEL-ESPRIT 1638
– a clever girl YANKER 1824 Sc. obs.
– a clever, influential person; a smooth operator MAC;  MACK;  MAQUE 1960s African-American sl.
– a clever, ingenuous person PALAMEDES Bk1822
– a clever, intelligent, or intellectual person HEAD-PIECE 1647 rare
– a clever, knowledgeable, or witty person BRIGHT SPARK 1974 sl., ironic or sarcastic usage
– a clever little fellow APTCOCK Bk1898 Eng. dial.
– a clever man BAILIE;  BAILIFF Bk1898 Eng. dial.
– a clever man JIG Bk1896 Winchester College usage
– a clever or dexterous person; a skilful person; an expert; a proficient; an adept DAB 1691
– a clever or knowledgeable person BRAIN 1914 sl.
– a clever or knowledgeable person SHARPIE 1949 sl., orig. US
– a clever or smart fellow CHEESE c1860 Brit. school & university sl.
– a clever or smart man TACK 1972 Amer. dial.
– a clever or versatile person; one who excels greatly; a proficient DABSTER 1708
– a clever performer; an adept HAND 1870 Sc. & Eng. & Amer. dial.
– a clever person LONG EAR M19 sl.
– a clever person; a highly intellectual or cultured person; a person with sophisticated taste; a snob; an educated person HIGHBROW 1898 orig. US
– a clever person; an adept CLINKER Bk1893 Eng. dial.
– a clever person; an expert; a remarkable or capable person PISS-CUTTER 1975 Amer. dial.
– a clever person; a teacher (Big Brains) BB’s 1986 US sl.
– a clever person, one who believes themselves to be so HEADCASE 1967 sl.
– a clever, proficient or influential man; an expert; the best  MACK DADDY 1993 Amer. sl.
– a clever scoundrel FEATHERED SNAKE 1930 Amer. dial.
– a clever, sharp, forward woman YANKIE 1790 Sc.
– a clever, sharp person; one quick of understanding HEAD-CADAB 1823 Sc.
– a clever, sharp youth LAD OF WAX 1826 Eng. dial.
– a clever, shrewd fellow HARD-NAP Bk1905 Eng. dial.
– a clever, smart, capable fellow; used in derision as well as praise BOY Bk1911 Sc.
– a clever, smart fellow; a very handsome man MAN OF WAX Bk1905 Eng. dial.
– a clever, smart, or knowing person CLEVER STICK(S) 1959 sl., often ironic or sarcastic usage
– a clever student NAILER Bk1902 sl.
– a clever, witty, or mischievous person; an objectionable or foolish person; an unruly or incorrigible person MESS 1936 Amer. dial.
– a clever workman; an expert in any business DABACH 1939 Sc.
– a clever workman; an expert at any business or at a game of skill NAP-HAND 1887 Eng. dial.
– a naturally clever person NATURAL 1838 Sc.
– an exceedingly clever fellow EEL-DROWNER 1825 Sc., used ironically and generally with negative 
– a person, esp. a child or pupil, regarded as clever or intelligent BRIGHT 1937
– a person who is clever at any kind of manual labour; a skilled person; an adept or expert; a proficient DAB HAND 1828
– a person who is clever at something; a person who is eminently suitable for some purpose BILLIE;  BILLY 1881 Sc.
– a person who is smugly clever SMART-ARSE;  SMART-ASS 1965 US sl.
– a person who is too clever for their own good WISE APPLE 1896 US sl.
– a person whose rough exterior hides a heart of gold; a rough but clever, or good, person BLACK DIAMOND 1821 UK sl.
– a person who shows off their own cleverness CLEVER DICK Bk1999
– a person who thinks he is clever TRICKY ICKY Bk1942 US sl.
– a young person regarded as clever, beautiful, talented, or energetic BRIGHT YOUNG THING 1842
– the cleverest person in a group, etc. BRAIN(S)-CARRIER 1828 obs.
– the cleverest person in a group, etc.; the mastermind THE BRAIN(S) 1844 colloq.
 
CLEVER etc. – PHRASES
– an explanation of a clever act DONE WITH MIRRORS Bk1942 Amer. sl.
– (pointing to the head and feet respectively) a statement of self-congratulation on a good idea or clever piece of thinking UP HERE FOR THINKING, DOWN THERE FOR DANCING Bk1996 Aust. sl.
– said of a very clever person DIG WITH BOTH FEET Bk1900 N. Ireland
– to be clever, cautious, or wise HAVE HAIR ON ONE’S HEAD Bk1905 Sc.
 
CLEVER etc. – VERBS
– to be clever, cautious, or wise HAVE HAIR ON ONE’S HEAD 1825 Sc.
– to be clever, smart, or enterprising USE ONE’S HEAD Bk1996 Aust. sl.
– to be clever, smart, or enterprising USE ONE’S LOAF 1930s sl.
– to be clever, smart, or enterprising USE ONE’S NOODLE Bk1996 Aust. sl.
– to behave cleverly; to use one’s wits BOX CLEVER 1936 sl.
– to behave in a smugly clever way towards SMART-ASS 1970 sl.
– to do something clever CUT A RUSTY Bk1942 Amer. sl.
– to do something clever DO A HOUDINI Bk1942 Amer. sl.
– to do something clever PULL A BRIGHT ONE Bk1942 Amer. sl.
– to do something clever PULL A FASTIE Bk1942 Amer. sl.
– to do something clever PULL A GAG Bk1942 Amer. sl.
– to do something clever PULL A NIFTY (ONE) Bk1942 Amer. sl.
– to do something clever PULL A STUNT Bk1942 Amer. sl.
– to do something clever SLIP OVER A FAST ONE Bk1942 Amer. sl.
– to do something clever SPRING A FASTIE Bk1942 Amer. sl.
– to do something clever SPRING A FAST ONE Bk1942 Amer. sl.


CLICK, CLICKING – ADVERBS
with a clicking and knocking sound NICKETY-NOCK 1812

CLICK etc. – VERBS
to make a clicking sound, to creak NICKER 1931 Sc.


CLIENT – NOUNS, PERSON
a client, a customer DADDY 1970s US sl.
a client, a customer; often used dismissively PUNTER 1965 sl.


CLIFF – NOUNS
a break, gap, or chasm in a cliff or crag HAG(G) a1300 Sc. & N. Eng. dial. obs.
a cave or shelter beneath an overhanging cliff SAND HOUSE 1969 Amer. dial.
a cliff; a precipitous rocky place; a low or submerged rock in the sea SCAR 1300 Brit.
a cliff; a rock, esp. a rock bare of vegetation SCARTH 1876 Eng. dial.
a cliff or rock; an abrupt, cliffy prominence HAG(G) Bk1905 Eng. dial.
a cliff or slope TERRACE 1849 Eng. dial.
a gangway down a cliff; a cutting through a ridge of hills SCORE 1835 Sc. & Eng. dial.
cliff sides FALLS 1882 Eng. dial.


CLIMATE – NOUNS
climate CLIMATURE 1615 obs.


CLIMAX – NOUNS
a climax BLOW OFF c1912 sl.
the climax UPTAKE Bk1905 Eng. dial.
the climax or clincher of something CAPPER Bk2006 US sl.
the risible climax of a story or joke SNAPPER 1857 Amer. sl.

CLIMAX – VERBS
to be near the climax of something BE IN THE SHORT ROWS 1894 Amer. dial.


CLIMB, CLIMBED – ADJECTIVES
– climbed YCLOMBEN c1412 obs.
 
CLIMB etc. – NOUNS
– a climb, clamber SCRAWM 1897 Eng. dial.
 
CLIMB etc. – VERBS
– to climb GAMBOL Bk1900 Eng. dial.
– to climb RIDE Bk1904 Eng. dial.
– to climb SCANCE;  SCANSE 1714 Sc. obs.
– to climb SCLIM;  SCLIMB;  SCLIME 1883 Sc.
– to climb SCRIM;  SCRIMB 1854 Eng. dial.
– to climb a tree or pole simply by the assistance of hands and feet; to swarm PALM Bk1905 Eng. dial.
– to climb by alternately grasping with the arms and legs SHINNY 1889 Amer. dial.
– to climb or clamber up; said of a child KAME 1938 Sc.
– to climb the trunk of a tree by holding on with your legs while you pull yourself up with your hands MONKEY CLIMB;  MONKEY UP 1965 Amer. dial.
– to climb the trunk of a tree by holding on with your legs while you pull yourself up with your hands SHIMMY; SHIM UP 1950 Amer. dial.
– to climb the trunk of a tree by holding on with your legs while you pull yourself up with your hands SHIN 1840 Amer. dial.
 to climb, to clamber RAMBLE Bk1905 Eng. dial.
– to climb, to clamber SCRAWM 1790 Eng. dial.
– to climb, to crawl on hands and knees; to walk about with difficulty; to struggle SCROBBLE 1876 Eng. dial.
– to climb, to mount RAISE Bk1913-17 Amer. dial.
– to climb, to scramble RAMP 1523 obs. exc. Eng. dial.
– to climb, to scramble SCAMMER 1897 Eng. dial.
– to climb, to stand high PAUK;  PAWK Bk1903 Eng. dial.
– to climb; to procure with difficulty SCRABBLE 1864 Eng. dial.
– to climb up UPSPIEL 1827 Sc. obs.
– to climb up or down, esp. by gripping with one’s arms and legs; to climb in this way SKIN 1871 Amer. dial.


CLINCH – VERBS
to clinch or drive home an argument; to clinch a bargain NAIL 1785 Sc.


CLING, CLINGING, CLINGY – ADJECTIVES
clinging, close, clodlike CLUNCHY 1863 Eng. dial.
clingy WISTERIA 2003 UK homosexual sl.

CLING etc. – PHRASES
clinging and pawing; seductive ALL OVER ONE LIKE A CHEAP SUIT Bk2006 US sl.
describes the adherence of a clingy person CLINGS LIKE SHIT TO A SHOVEL 19C colloq.
describes the adherence of a clingy person STICKS LIKE SHIT TO A SHOVEL 19C colloq.

CLING etc. – VERBS
to cling YCLINGE c1620 obs.


CLINK – VERBS
to make a clinking sound CLINK-CLANK 1921


CLIP, CLIPPED  CLIPPING – ADJECTIVES
that may be clipped or shorn, as hedges, shrubs, etc. TONSILE 1664 obs.

CLIP etc. – NOUNS
– a clipping, polling, shearing; also, what is cut off; the clippings of hair EAVESING a800 obs.
– a clipping, shaving, hairdressing BARBING 1485 obs.
the clipping of shrubs or hedges TONSURE 1691 obs. rare

CLIP etc. – VERBS
to clip, to cut slightly, to snip, to nick, to clip SNICK 1728
to clip wool, cloth, coin, etc. BARB 1483


CLIQUE – NOUNS
a clique CLICK 20C teen & high school sl.