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9 definitions found
 for CLAM
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Clam \Clam\, v. i.
     To be moist or glutinous; to stick; to adhere. [R.] --Dryden
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Clam \Clam\, n.
     Claminess; moisture. [R.] "The clam of death." --Carlyle.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Clam \Clam\, n. [Abbrev. fr. clamor.]
     A crash or clangor made by ringing all the bells of a chime
     at once. --Nares.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Clam \Clam\, v. t. & i.
     To produce, in bell ringing, a clam or clangor; to cause to
     clang. --Nares.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Clam \Clam\ (kl[a^]m), n. [Cf. Clamp, Clam, v. t.,
     Clammy.]
     1. (Zool.) A bivalve mollusk of many kinds, especially those
        that are edible; as, the long clam ({Mya arenaria), the
        quahog or round clam ({Venus mercenaria), the sea clam or
        hen clam ({Spisula solidissima), and other species of the
        United States. The name is said to have been given
        originally to the Tridacna gigas, a huge East Indian
        bivalve.
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              You shall scarce find any bay or shallow shore, or
              cove of sand, where you may not take many clampes,
              or lobsters, or both, at your pleasure. --Capt. John
                                                    Smith (1616).
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              Clams, or clamps, is a shellfish not much unlike a
              cockle; it lieth under the sand.      --Wood (1634).
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     2. (Ship Carp.) Strong pinchers or forceps.
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     3. pl. (Mech.) A kind of vise, usually of wood.
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     Blood clam. See under Blood.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Clam \Clam\ (cl[a^]m), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Clammed; p. pr. &
     vb. n. Clamming.] [Cf. AS. cl[ae]man to clam, smear; akin
     to Icel. kleima to smear, OHG. kleimjan, chleimen, to defile,
     or E. clammy.]
     To clog, as with glutinous or viscous matter.
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           A swarm of wasps got into a honey pot, and there they
           cloyed and clammed Themselves till there was no getting
           out again.                               --L'Estrange.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  clam
      n 1: burrowing marine mollusk living on sand or mud; the shell
           closes with viselike firmness
      2: a piece of paper money worth one dollar [syn: dollar,
         dollar bill, one dollar bill, buck, clam]
      3: flesh of either hard-shell or soft-shell clams
      v 1: gather clams, by digging in the sand by the ocean

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  59 Moby Thesaurus words for "clam":
     Chilopoda, Chordata, Dungeness crab, Echiuroidea, Ectoprocta,
     Entoprocta, Japanese crab, Laconian, Monoplacophora, Nemertinea,
     Phoronidea, Spartan, angle, bait the hook, blue point, bob,
     coquillage, crab, crawdad, crawfish, crayfish, dap, dib, dibble,
     drive, fish, fly-fish, gig, go fishing, grig, guddle, jack,
     jacklight, jig, laconic, langouste, limpet, littleneck clam,
     lobster, mussel, net, oyster, periwinkle, prawn, quahog, scallop,
     seine, shellfish, shrimp, snail, soft-shell crab, spin, steamer,
     still-fish, torch, trawl, troll, whale, whelk
  
  

From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (30 December 2018) :

  CLAM
  
      A system for symbolic mathematics,
     especially General Relativity.  It was first implemented in
     ATLAS assembly language and later Lisp.
  
     See also ALAM.
  
     ["CLAM Programmer's Manual", Ray d'Inverno & Russell-Clark,
     King's College London, 1971].
  
     (1994-11-08)
  

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