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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Clumsy (Norwegian, klump, a lump, Swedish, klummsen, benumbed; Icelandic, klumsa).
 
Piers Plowman has “thou klompsist for cold,” and Wielif has “Our hondis ben aclumpsid” Halliwell gives us clumpish = awkward, and clump = lazy.   1
 


 Clue.Clu’ricaune (3 syl.) 

 
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