accloy

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old French encloyer, encloer (to drive in a nail), from Medieval Latin inclavare, from Latin in- + clavus (nail).

Verb[edit]

accloy (third-person singular simple present accloys, present participle accloying, simple past and past participle accloyed)

  1. (transitive, obsolete) To drive a nail into a horseshoe; to lame.
  2. (transitive, obsolete) To overfill; to fill to satiety; to stuff full.
  3. (transitive, obsolete) To clog, clog up; to block.
    • 1590, Edmund Spenser, The Faerie Queene, II.vii:
      At the well head the purest streames arise: / But mucky filth his braunching armes annoyes, / And with vncomely weedes the gentle waue accloyes.
  4. (transitive, archaic) To be disgusting to.