• WordNet 3.6
    • n cloche a woman's close-fitting hat that resembles a helmet
    • n cloche a low transparent cover put over young plants to protect them from cold
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Cloche (Aëronautics) An apparatus used in controlling certain kinds of aëroplanes, and consisting principally of a steering column mounted with a universal joint at the base, which is bellshaped and has attached to it the cables for controlling the wing-warping devices, elevator planes, and the like.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n cloche An obsolete form of clutch.
    • n cloche A bell-jar or bell-glass under which plants are grown. The term is scarcely used in American writings, but is frequent in English horticultural works.
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F., prop., bell


In literature:

For the later examples, see Germain, Anciennes cloches lorraines (Nancy, 1885), pp.
"History of the Warfare of Science with Theology in Christendom" by Andrew Dickson White
Was there but one James de la Cloche, a scion of the noblest of European royal lines?
"The Valet's Tragedy and Other Stories" by Andrew Lang
Then make straight for Roubaix, and await me at the 'Hotel des Cloches.
"The Trampling of the Lilies" by Rafael Sabatini
I followed down a narrow but well-beaten trail, and so at the end of a half-mile came to the meadow and the post of Cloche.
"The Forest" by Stewart Edward White
"Notes and Queries 1850.02.23" by Various
The "Cloche d'Or" was a sort of headquarters for the conspirators; they filled the house, and Denaud was entirely at their service.
"The House of the Combrays" by G. le Notre
He had driven his dogs into Fort la Cloche after a hard day's run in seventy-five degrees of frost.
"Conjuror's House" by Stewart Edward White
C'est comme au lointain le tin-tin De la cloche ... de pres qui se change en tocsin.
"Lippincott's Magazine of Popular Literature and Science, Vol. 12, No. 32, November, 1873" by Various
Salteen Givens (Bay of Quinte), and Mr. James W. Cameron (La Cloche, Saulte Ste.
"The Story of My Life" by Egerton Ryerson
Rounding the Cloch, we meet the coasting steamers scurrying up the Firth.
"The Brassbounder" by David W. Bone
I observed this orthoceratite in the limestone strata of one of the isles forming the passage of La Cloche in Lake Huron.
"Narrative of a Second Expedition to the Shores of the Polar Sea" by John Franklin
The house was in the Rue Cloche Percee, a small narrow street beginning in the Rue Saint Antoine and ending in the Rue Roi de Sicile.
"Marguerite de Valois" by Alexandre Dumas
Bees droned and butterflies flitted in the sun, glints of glass cloches pierced the screens of warm grey-green.
"The Tower of Oblivion" by Oliver Onions
Decidedly, "Les Cloches de Corneville" was the comic opera for my money.
"Far Off Things" by Arthur Machen
About five in the evening we landed at La Cloche.
"Sketches in Canada, and rambles among the red men" by Anna Brownell Jameson
Perhaps the most remarkable work that Vincent d'Indy has as yet produced is his dramatic legend "Le Chant de la Cloche," op.
"Masters of French Music" by Arthur Hervey
His heart beat to a different tune at Cirey from what it did in the Rue Cloche Perce.
"Odd Bits of History" by Henry W. Wolff
This identification of Pregnani with James de la Cloche is, however, intrinsically incredible.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 14, Slice 7" by Various
Decamps's Sonneurs de Cloches was studied by him and emulated.
"Modern Painting, Its Tendency and Meaning" by Willard Huntington Wright
James Stuart was accordingly received into the Society in April, 1668, under the name of Jacques de la Cloche.
"The Catholic World. Volume II; Numbers 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12." by E. Rameur

In poetry:

Good old lighter, rantin' home (at seven knots an hour),
Not an ounce o’ coal in her except to give her power.
Cloch was singin' warnin'ly, an' lighter seemed to say :
"Battleships an' Cruisers! oh, keep out the Mary’s way!"
"Fog Song Of The Cloch" by John Joy Bell
Railway steamer makin' all the speed she could afford.
Fully three-an'-sixpence worth o' passengers on board.
Cloch was singin' heartily to guide them 'cross the Firth—
Not a word o' thanks from all the three-an'-sixpence worth !
"Fog Song Of The Cloch" by John Joy Bell

In news:

Cloches for the Dining Table.
With a flower perched jauntily on the side, this cloche adds style to any ensemble.
I'm a sucker for 1920s-inspired anything, so I fell hard for these sleek, side-parted styles that hairstylist Guido modeled after the era's cloche hats.
La Cloche Comes With Late Kick in Athenia.
La Cloche rolls home to win the Athenia.
You can keep dishware on a dining-room side table, protected from dust and mischievous cats, on covered cake stands and under bell jars and cloches (the glass domes gardeners use to protect plants from the cold).
Show off a humidity-loving houseplant with a glass cloche or terrarium.