The next moment Rob had bundled the fireman overboard, and the locomotive sprang forward as though relieved of a clogging weight.
Something in us clogging up the channel and nothing can get through.
It may have been this fresh grievance which lay heavy upon Darcy's chest, clogging her breathing and slowing her suppled muscles.
It still swung, clogging her bows as she turned in the current.
It is a great exception to the ordinary run of German novels in its complete freedom from superfluous and clogging detail.
clogging, the ballet, interpretive and toe dances—why enumerate them.
I counsel you to free yourself of clogging temptations, by overcoming some, and contemning others, and watching over all.
These streams must be kept separate and from clogging one another or themselves.
That, and the strong smell of the bluish, short-needled pine, was ever clogging my nostrils and confusing me.
Often it was as much as they could do to prevent the mud from clogging their rifles.
early 14c., clogge "a lump of wood," origin unknown. Also used in Middle English of large pieces of jewelry and large testicles. Cf. Norwegian klugu "knotty log of wood." Meaning "anything that impedes action" is from 1520s. The sense of "wooden-soled shoe" is first recorded late 14c.; they were used as overshoes until the introduction of rubbers c.1840. Originally all wood (hence the name), later wooden soles with leather uppers for the front of the foot only. Later revived in fashion (c.1970), primarily for women. Clog-dancing is attested from 1863.
late 14c., "hinder," originally by fastening a block of wood to something, from clog (n.). Meaning "choke up with extraneous matter" is 17c. Related: Clogged; clogging.