They still do, after millions of sales in 44 languages—and long after it all cloyed for Jansson.
This cloyed her, and now she does not take sugar in her tea.
And so she had wearied him, who saw in her no more than a sweet loveliness that had cloyed him presently.
I can't enjoy it fully, though; every mouthful is cloyed with the recollection that Lilly and her children have none.
At all events there is novelty in being an object of disgust to any man, just when Worcester has so cloyed me with sweets!
I've been cloyed on house air and oratory and future greatness.
There was no piquancy left in anything; all had palled and staled on their cloyed palates.
He had been cloyed with the pleasures of ambition before he had been seasoned to its pains.
But I am not so apt to be cloyed with study, or reflection, as formerly.
Or did, perhaps, the hoary sensualists seek by scourgings to stimulate the cloyed flesh to renewed capacity for enjoyment?
"weary by too much, fill to loathing, surfeit," 1520s, from Middle English cloyen "hinder movement, encumber" (late 14c.), a shortening of accloyen (early 14c.), from Old French encloer "to fasten with a nail, grip, grasp," figuratively "to hinder, check, stop, curb," from Late Latin inclavare "drive a nail into a horse's foot when shoeing," from Latin clavus "a nail" (see slot (n.2)).
Accloye is a hurt that cometh of shooing, when a Smith driveth a nail in the quick, which make him to halt. [Edward Topsell, "The History of Four-footed Beasts," 1607]The figurative meaning "fill to a satiety, overfill" is attested for accloy from late 14c. Related: Cloyed; cloying.