• Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Clough A cleft in a hill; a ravine; a narrow valley.
    • Clough A sluice used in returning water to a channel after depositing its sediment on the flooded land.
    • n Clough (Com) An allowance in weighing. See Cloff.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n clough A narrow valley; a cleft in a hillside; a ravine, glen, or gorge.
    • n clough A cliff; a rocky precipice.
    • n clough The cleft or fork of a tree.
    • n clough A wood.
    • n clough A sluice; especially, a sluice for letting off water gently, as in the agricultural operation of improving soils by flooding them with muddy water. Also clow.
    • n clough A large vessel of coarse earthenware.
    • n clough See cloff.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Clough kluf also klow, a ravine: a valley.
    • n Clough kluf or klow, a ravine: a valley.
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OE. clough, cloghe, clou, clewch, AS. (assumedclōh, akin to G. klinge, ravine
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Scot. cleuch; ety. dub.


In literature:

And of Plutarch's Lives, which follows naturally, the translation called Dryden's, revised by Clough, five volumes, Boston and London, 1859.
"Book Repair and Restoration" by Mitchell Buck
When John E. Clough was a student working his way through college, he was employed in a menial capacity at a hotel in a western town.
"The Book of Courage" by John Thomson Faris
The Judge looked approvingly over the double row of intelligent faces before him, and appointed John H. Clough as foreman.
"The Crime of the Century" by Henry M. Hunt
Here also I made the acquaintance of Miss Clough, sister to the poet.
"Reminiscences, 1819-1899" by Julia Ward Howe
Among the wounded were Colonel Baylor and Major Clough, the last of whom soon died.
"The Student's Life of Washington; Condensed from the Larger Work of Washington Irving" by Washington Irving
Donated by Joseph L. Clough 1947.
"Bloodletting Instruments in the National Museum of History and Technology" by Audrey Davis
Refer also to Arthur Hugh Clough, who lived here for a time.
"Woman's Club Work and Programs" by Caroline French Benton
If he isn't in the Clough Bay, he's in glory.
"The Fortunes Of Glencore" by Charles James Lever
Except your family and Mr. Maitland, there's nobody left but Major Clough, and he 's going, I believe, with Dr.
"Tony Butler" by Charles James Lever
The road turns off sharply inland at Vitt, a tiny fisher-hamlet we came upon unexpectedly, hidden in a deep clough.
"The Adventures of Elizabeth in Rügen" by Elizabeth von Arnim

In poetry:

'Twere getting dusk, one winter's night,
When up the clough there came in sight,
A lad who carried through the snow,
A banner with this 'ere motto…
"Up'ards" by Marriott Edgar
And at nightfall, when the driven
Bolts of heaven
Smite the rock and break the bluff,
Thither troop the elves whose home is
Where the foam is,
And the echo and the clough.
"Arakoon" by Henry Kendall
"Don't go down t' clough." the policeman said,
"It's mucky road for thee to tread,
Canal's at bottom… deep and wide."
"That's not my road." the lad replied,
It's… 'Uppards'
"Up'ards" by Marriott Edgar
And terrified faces to left and to right,
Before and behind him,
Fled away with the speed of a maddening fright
To the cloughs of the bat and the chasms of night,
Each hoping the zealot would fail in his flight
To find him and bind him.
"To Damascus" by Henry Kendall

In news:

The BAM International-Clough Ltd engineering and construction joint venture was awarded a$400 million (Aus.
Clough diverted nearly $1 million in taxes owed by his company.
It ended at Clough Pike and Harcourt Drive with a crash.
"The Wisconsin DNR has been very conservative in setting the tournament boundaries and excluding places like Sturgeon Bay," said Noreen Clough, B.A.S.S.
As the weather gets cold, fireplaces get hot and the Cloughs get busy, cleaning and repairing four to five Lawrence-area chimneys a day.
Massena Schools Superintendent Roger B Clough II stopped into Mrs Ashlaw's classroom recently with a special gift.
It ended at Clough Pike and Harcourt Drive with a crash .
CHERYL CLOUGH Cherry Valley-Springfield's Isiah Montgomery shoots over Milford's Peyton Griffiths and Max Lang during the championship game of the Anton Remy Tournament on Saturday in Milford.
CHERYL CLOUGH Hartwick College's Jared Suderely scores in the first half of Tuesday's Empire 8 Conference opener against visiting Utica.
Clough one of three finalists for Fonda superintendent job.
Bethany Clough, The Fresno Bee.
But Eaglecrest's Jeffra Clough said Thanksgiving comes earlier this year, and officials don't expect to open for the holiday weekend.
Adrienne Griffiths (Cinderella) and Adam Clough (Prince) in the Broadway Palm production of "Cinderella".
CHERYL CLOUGH Oneonta State senior Eric Fortier shields the ball from Matt Monheit of Massachusetts Institute of Technology during Saturday's NCAA Division III Tournament first-round game at Red Dragon Field.
Allen Clough, top, and his son, Jason Clough, both of Perry, clean a fireplace in Old West Lawrence on Thursday, Nov 15, 2012.

In science:

The statistical models for protein rollup by Clough et al. , for example, are implicitly based on ion abundances.
Analyzing LC-MS/MS data by spectral count and ion abundance: two case studies
Al-Maskari, A., M. Sanderson and P. Clough (2007). The relationship between IR effectiveness measures and user satisfaction.
Predicting User Preferences
Clough et al. examine user queries with respect to diversity.
Efficient Diversification of Web Search Results