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Definition of Clew

Clew
Clew Clew, v. t. [imp. & p. p. & vb. n. Clewing.] [Cf. D. kluwenen. See Clew, n.] 1. To direct; to guide, as by a thread. [Obs.] Direct and clew me out the way to happiness. --Beau. && Fl. 2. (Naut.) To move of draw (a sail or yard) by means of the clew garnets, clew lines, etc.; esp. to draw up the clews of a square sail to the yard. To clew down (Naut.), to force (a yard) down by hauling on the clew lines. To clew up (Naut.), to draw (a sail) up to the yard, as for furling.
Clew
Clew Clew, Clue Clue, n. [OE. clewe, clowe, clue, AS. cleowen, cliwen, clywe ball of thread; akin to D. kluwen, OHG. chliwa, chliuwa, G. dim. kleuel, kn["a]uel, and perch. to L. gluma hull, husk, Skr. glaus sort of ball or tumor. Perch. akin to E. claw. [root]26. Cf. Knawel.] 1. A ball of thread, yarn, or cord; also, The thread itself. Untwisting his deceitful clew. --Spenser. 2. That which guides or directs one in anything of a doubtful or intricate nature; that which gives a hint in the solution of a mystery. The clew, without which it was perilous to enter the vast and intricate maze of countinental politics, was in his hands. --Macaulay. 3. (Naut.) (a.) A lower corner of a square sail, or the after corner of a fore-and-aft sail. (b.) A loop and thimbles at the corner of a sail. (c.) A combination of lines or nettles by which a hammock is suspended. Clew garnet (Naut.), one of the ropes by which the clews of the courses of square-rigged vessels are drawn up to the lower yards. Clew line (Naut.), a rope by which a clew of one of the smaller square sails, as topsail, topgallant sail, or royal, is run up to its yard. Clew-line block (Naut.), The block through which a clew line reeves. See Illust. of Block.

Meaning of Clew from wikipedia

- mainsail, the foot is often attached, at the tack and clew, to a boom; on a square sail to a spar by clews on both ends; if no boom or spar is present, the...
- Clew Bay (Irish: Cuan Mó) is a natural ocean bay in County Mayo, Republic of Ireland. It contains Ireland's best example of sunken drumlins. The bay is...
- Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead, namely Clewer North, Clewer South and Clewer East. The name Clewer comes from the word Clifwara meaning "cliff-dwellers"...
- Olympic-Wallowa Lineament, referred to as the Cle Elum-Wallula deformed zone (CLEW), constising of a series of generally east-trending narrow asymmetrical anticlinal...
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- New Clew, also Clue, Kloo, Kliew, Klue, Clew Indian Reserve, is a locality and First Nations reserve of the Haida people, located on the north s**** of...
- Clewes may refer to: Peter Clewes, Canadian architect Howard Clewes, British screenwriter and novelist Clews (disambiguation)...
- Daedalus himself in the labyrinth because he gave Minos's daughter, Ariadne, a clew (or ball of string) in order to help Theseus, the enemy of Minos, to survive...
- that evening and the band retired to Page's house—the Old Mill House in Clewer, Windsor. After midnight, Bonham, who had fallen asleep, was taken to bed...
- Natalia ("Naty") Revuelta Clews (December 26, 1925 – February 27, 2015) was a Cuban socialite, mistress of Fidel Castro, and mother of his daughter Alina...
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