• Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • v. t. & i Clem klĕm To starve; to famish.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • clem To pinch; compress; stop up by pressure; clog.
    • clem To pinch with hunger; starve.
    • clem To die of hunger; starve.
    • clem A variant of cleam.
    • clem Same as clam.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.i., v.t Clem klem to starve.
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Cf. clam, to clog, or G. klemmen, to pinch, Icel. klömbra, E. clamp,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Prov. Eng. clam; Ger. klemmen, to pinch.


In literature:

Clem and I became great friends.
"Tales of the Sea" by W.H.G. Kingston
And when shall it be, Clem?
"The White Lady of Hazelwood" by Emily Sarah Holt
But I tell you, John, there's a worse blindness than Clem's, and you and father have suffered from it.
"Shining Ferry" by Sir Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch
Aunt Clem has soft down all over her cheeks, and such curly white hair.
"A Little Girl of Long Ago" by Amanda Millie Douglas
Over the fence a gray-haired man Cautiously clim, clome, clem, clum, clamb.
"The Book of Humorous Verse" by Various
In a Press sighing deeply over the various Labour crises there is the glad news that Mr. CLEM EDWARDS, M.P.
"Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 158, May 12, 1920" by Various
The lights were low, and Clem, a night-owl, fixed him in a chair near the door.
"The Daughter of a Magnate" by Frank H. Spearman
They clem out and went from limb to limb till they got so away the dogs would loose trail.
"Slave Narratives: A Folk History of Slavery in the United States from Interviews with Former Slaves, Arkansas Narratives, Part 4" by Work Projects Administration
Clem, you shall have the other seat at my table.
"Five Little Peppers at School" by Margaret Sidney
You don't mind my coming, do you, Clem?
"Peterkin" by Mary Louisa Molesworth
Miss Clem says I can.
"Glory and the Other Girl" by Annie Hamilton Donnell
Clem was quite astonished at her looks.
"The Letters of Queen Victoria, Volume III (of 3), 1854-1861" by Queen of Great Britain Victoria
She did want Clem Phillips to be her equal.
"The Rainbow" by D. H. (David Herbert) Lawrence
She had overheard her maid speak of her as Lady Clem, and that not without a streak of contempt in the tone.
"Lippincott's Magazine, Vol. 20, August 1877" by Various
But in his more recent gospel of pistol practice, Clem Douglas was not a backslider.
"The Missourian" by Eugene P. (Eugene Percy) Lyle
What Clem wanted was very simple.
"A World by the Tale" by Gordon Randall Garrett
Clem was a spy whom they had sent out into the world of men.
"The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition Vol. XIX (of 25)" by Robert Louis Stevenson
Clem, I really must tell you?
"The German Classics, v. 20" by Various
You're plumb crazy about danger, Clem!
"The Boy With the U.S. Miners" by Francis Rolt-Wheeler
I'm greatly beholden to you, you know, Clem.
"The Battle of Life" by Charles Dickens

In news:

Marti Richmiller (pictured) and the Privateers hope to have plenty to celebrate on Monday as they seek to end to end their homestand with a 3-1 record (UNO Athletics/Clem Barbazon).
Clem Currans will be the celebrant.
Clem II, 79, accomplished schoolteacher .
Clem Snide 's Take On Journey's Faithfully.
Senior Olympian Clem, 71, is president of Mayberry Archers .
Vicki Clem, of Westminster, is president of the Mayberry Archers in Carroll County, and is considered one of the top competitors in the Maryland archery competition.
Clem Klaphake loves his birds .
Clem allows just one earned run in loss.
Ted Clem of the Economic Development Commission discusses.
(UNO Athletics/Clem Barbazon) Jason M Plotkin.
As we deal with the reality that a woman would willingly get naked with Hulk Hogan and make a sex tape to commemorate the occasion, we're almost tempted to thank Heather Clem for taking one for the team.
Exercise allows me to do the things… (CLEM MURRAY / Staff Photographer ).
Boyd (CLEM) - 428 YDS, 5 TD.
Watkins (CLEM) - 8 REC, 202 YDS, 1 TD.
A seven-story condo building would replace this vacant complex, formerly Mostellers… (CLEM MURRAY / Staff Photographer ).

In science:

Acknowledgements We would like to thank the numerous colleagues who helped in compiling and updating this review, in particular John Kovac, Keith Olive, John Peacock, Clem Pryke, Paul Richards and Martin White.
Cosmic Background Radiation Mini-Review
This effect, and its impact on the positron fraction measured at Earth, has been investigated by several groups (Moraal et al. 1991, Clem et al. 1996).
Measurements of the Cosmic-Ray Positron Fraction From 1 to 50 GeV
Clem et al. have developed a model based on the observed systematic difference in the correlation between the electron flux measured in space by the ICE instrument and groundbased neutron monitor measurements for the 1980 and 1990 solar polarity epochs.
Measurements of the Cosmic-Ray Positron Fraction From 1 to 50 GeV
So, the ”rivers of flux tubes” (or ”trains of tubes” as John Clem called them) are moving very fast perpendicular to the current flow (as required by the cross product in the Lorentz force expression, FL = v × Φ where v is tube velocity and Φ is the flux curried by the tube).
Dynamic Formation of Metastable Intermediate State Patterns in Type-I Superconductors