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a village in SW England, in Devon on the Bristol Channel: famous for its steep cobbled streets: tourism, fishing. Pop: 472 (2001)
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  • Betsy: In clovelly there are naught but cabins pitched upon a hill, and ladders to a loft.

    Wappin' Wharf Charles S. Brooks
  • Do you think that our clovelly roses have come to be of themselves?

    Child and Country Will Levington Comfort
  • For it improves some men to wear glasses; and clovelly had a delightful, wheedling tongue.

    Mrs. Falchion, Complete Gilbert Parker
  • Bije has come over from clovelly to spy around a little mite.

    Coniston, Complete Winston Churchill
  • Nevertheless, the experiment was to be tried in clovelly harbour.

    Rambles Beyond Railways; Wilkie Collins
  • To use his wife's words, "His love for clovelly was a passion."

    In the West Country Francis A. Knight
  • I know something myself of the north coast, especially the neighborhood of clovelly.

    The Black Robe Wilkie Collins
  • I went on deck again, and found clovelly in the smoking-room.

    Mrs. Falchion, Complete Gilbert Parker
  • The mention of Charles Kingsley reminds us of clovelly, his early home, and to the last his favourite spot.

    English Pictures Samuel Manning
  • clovelly came with me, and we joined Miss Treherne and her father.

    Mrs. Falchion, Complete Gilbert Parker

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