The News of the World and the Mirror both went with the punnier, " Hand of clod."
One teenager recalled seeing a boy his age pitch a clod of dirt at a mounted [Union] officer.
The loving worm within its clod is diviner than a loveless god amid his worlds.
Tons of water fell on her decks, with the dull sound of the clod on the coffin.
Following the turning over of the stubble under water, comes the clod smashing and harrowing by quadrupedal or bipedal labour.
"In that it reduces a gentleman to the level of the clod," was the prompt answer.
To the uninitiated a clod of dry earth is the most unpromising of objects—it is cousin to the stone, and the type of barrenness.
Micheals picked up a clod of dirt and tossed it on the object.
The farm land drag, float, or clod crusher is useful under certain conditions on low spots that do not drain properly.
"Oh, I will have her," he cried, striking a blow with his stick at a clod in front of him.
"lump of earth or clay," Old English clod- (in clodhamer "the fieldfare," a kind of thrush, literally "field-goer"), from Proto-Germanic *kludda-, from PIE *gleu- (see clay).
Synonymous with collateral clot until meaning differentiated 18c. Meaning "person" ("mere lump of earth") is from 1590s; that of "blockhead" is from c.1600 (cf. clodpate, clodpoll, etc.). It also was a verb in Middle English, meaning both "to coagulate, form into clods" and "to break up clods after plowing."
A stupid person
[1605+; fr clodpate or clodpole, ''clodhead'']