Definition of Clumps

1. n. A game in which questions are asked for the purpose of enabling the questioners to discover a word or thing previously selected by two persons who answer the questions; -- so called because the players take sides in two "clumps" or groups, the "clump" which guesses the word winning the game.



Definition of Clumps

1. Verb. (third-person singular of clump) ¹

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Definition of Clumps

1. clump [v] - See also: clump

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Clumps

clump block
clump blocks
clump up
clumped
clumped up
clumper
clumpers
clumpier
clumpiest
clumpiness
clumpinesses
clumping
clumping up
clumpish
clumplike
clumps (current term)
clumps up
clumpy
clumsier
clumsies
clumsiest
clumsily
clumsiness
clumsinesses
clumsy
clumsy person
clunch
clunches
cluneal
clunes

Literary usage of Clumps

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1. Essays on the Picturesque, as Compared with the Sublime and the Beautiful by Uvedale Price (1810)
"He therefore may select a view between any two of the clumps; and as a very slight alteration, in his expeditious art, turns them into groups, the whole may ..."

2. Observations on Modern Gardening, Illustrated by Descriptions by Thomas Whately (1770)
"... on which independant clumps may be applied, are many. ... The fame expedient may be applied to clumps placed on the brow of a hill, to interrupt its ..."

3. The New Annual Register, Or General Repository of History, Politics, and by Andrew Kippis, William Godwin, George Robinson (1792)
"OBSERVATIONS on clumps and PARK SCENERY, relative chiefly to PICTURESQUE BEAUTY ... two kinds of clumps ; the /mailer, and the larger ; confining the former ..."

4. The Quarterly Review by John Gibson Lockhart, George Walter Prothero, William Gifford, Sir John Taylor Coleridge, Whitwell Elwin, William Macpherson, Baron Rowland Edmund Prothero Ernle, Sir William Smith (1902)
"... little clumps of red and blue and pink and white and saffron, turning aside to go to their own villages, dispersing and growing small by twos or threes ..."

5. Cyclopedia of American Horticulture: Comprising Suggestions for Cultivation by Liberty Hyde Bailey, Wilhelm Miller (1900)
"536). combination with deciduous trees or in clumps, by themselves or in single specimens, offer striking effects. The majority of the species belonging to ..."

6. The Journal of Infectious Diseases by Infectious Diseases Society of America, John Rockefeller McCormick Memorial Fund, John McCormick Institute for Infectious Diseases (1914)
"In all cases, the clumps were washed through four solutions, the last two being ... As the clumps showed a tendency to break up in the fluids so that it was ..."

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