She was no longer a cloddish lump of horseflesh, but an individual, a soul; Gregg's hand fell from his gun.
Raw-boned, angular, cloddish but as strong as a mule, he towered over her in a maddening atmosphere of proprietorship.
There is something in a moonlit night at sea that must touch in the most cloddish heart a spring of fancy.
The historian remarks: "The cloddish, shiftless farmer is perhaps safer in Massachusetts."
But how would it have been with a cloddish unimaginative fellow, whom nature never intended should understand Shakspere?
It should rather be an expression of his grand unnatural remoteness from the cloddish life.