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The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Clog \Clog\ (kl[o^]g), n. [OE. clogge clog, Scot. clag, n., a clot, v., to to obstruct, cover with mud or anything adhesive; prob. of the same origin as E. clay.] 1. That which hinders or impedes motion; hence, an encumbrance, restraint, or impediment, of any kind. [1913 Webster] All the ancient, honest, juridical principles and institutions of England are so many clogs to check and retard the headlong course of violence and opression. --Burke. [1913 Webster] 2. A weight, as a log or block of wood, attached to a man or an animal to hinder motion. [1913 Webster] As a dog . . . but chance breaks loose, And quits his clog. --Hudibras. [1913 Webster] A clog of lead was round my feet. --Tennyson. [1913 Webster] 3. A shoe, or sandal, intended to protect the feet from wet, or to increase the apparent stature, and having, therefore, a very thick sole. Cf. Chopine. [1913 Webster] In France the peasantry goes barefoot; and the middle sort . . . makes use of wooden clogs. --Harvey. [1913 Webster] Clog almanac, a primitive kind of almanac or calendar, formerly used in England, made by cutting notches and figures on the four edges of a clog, or square piece of wood, brass, or bone; -- called also a Runic staff, from the Runic characters used in the numerical notation. Clog dance, a dance performed by a person wearing clogs, or thick-soled shoes. Clog dancer. [1913 Webster]