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clearstory variant of clerestory.
clear the decks to prepare for combat or some other activity by eliminating anything that might interfere.
cleat a metal or wooden object with two armlike projections, to which a rope or line may be secured, as in boating. [5 definitions]
cleavage the act of cleaving or the state of being cleaved. [4 definitions]
cleave1 to adhere tightly; stick fast (usu. fol. by "to"). [2 definitions]
cleave2 to cut apart by a splitting blow. [6 definitions]
cleaver a heavy, wide-bladed, axlike knife, esp. used by butchers.
cleavers (used with a sing. or pl. verb) a plant of the madder family that bears small white or yellow flowers and has prickly stems.
clef any of the four signs placed on a musical staff to indicate the pitch at which the notes are to be played.
cleft a past tense and part participle of cleave2. [3 definitions]
clematis any of various climbing plants bearing white, pink, red, or purplish flowers.
clemency the inclination to be merciful or forgiving; leniency. [3 definitions]
clement inclined to be merciful or forgiving; lenient. [2 definitions]
clench to clamp (teeth or hands) tightly shut. [5 definitions]
Cleopatra a queen of Egypt (69-30 B.C.).
clepsydra an ancient device that measured the passage of time by means of a regulated flow of water through an opening; water clock.
cleptomania variant of kleptomania.
clerestory in architecture, an outside wall containing windows which admit light to partially roofed areas in the lower sections of a building, esp. a church.
clergy the group or body of people authorized to conduct religious services, such as ministers, priests, or rabbis. (Cf. laity.)
clergyman a male member of the clergy.
cleric a minister, priest, rabbi, or other ordained person; member of the clergy. [2 definitions]