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  1. (archaic) simple past tense and past participle of climb
    • 1667, John Milton, “Book IV”, in Paradise Lost. [], London: [] [Samuel Simmons], [], OCLC 228722708; republished as Paradise Lost in Ten Books: [], London: Basil Montagu Pickering [], 1873, OCLC 230729554:
      Or as a Thief bent to unhoard the cash
      Of some rich Burgher, whose substantial doors,
      Cross-barr'd and bolted fast, fear no assault,
      In at the window climbs, or o'er the tiles;
      So clomb this first grand Thief into God's Fold:
    • 1798, Samuel Taylor Coleridge, The Rime of the Ancient Mariner:
      From the sails the dew did drip— / Till clomb above the eastern bar / The hornèd Moon, with one bright star / Within the nether tip.
    • 1885, Richard F. Burton, The Book of the Thousand Nights and a Night, Night 563:
      [] But the captain arose and tightening his girdle tucked up his skirts and, after taking refuge with Allah from Satan the Stoned, clomb to the mast-head, whence he looked out right and left and gazing at the passengers and crew fell to buffeting his face and plucking out his beard.
    • 1886 October – 1887 January, H[enry] Rider Haggard, She: A History of Adventure, London: Longmans, Green, and Co., published 1887, OCLC 1167497017:
      They passed through the city and clomb the wall, and marched along the great roadway that was made upon the wall, till at length they once more reached the drawbridge.