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clomp (plural clomps)
- (transitive) To make a clomping sound (with some object).
- (intransitive) To move in a way that makes loud noises with one's feet.
1847, Acton Bell (pseudonym; Anne Brontë), Agnes Grey: A Novel, London: Thomas Cautley Newby, publisher, 72, Mortimer St., Cavendish Sq., OCLC 9657458:
- […] so having smoothed my hair as well as I could, and repeatedly twitched my obdurate collar, I proceeded to clomp down the two flights of stairs, philosophizing as I went; […]
2003, June Kant, “Castaway”, in Jan Fook, Susan Hawthorne, and Renate Klein, editors, Cat Tales: The Meaning of Cats in Women's Lives, North Melbourne, Vic.: Spinifex Press, ISBN 978-1-876756-37-6, page 17:
- My exasperation turned to horror with the realisation that a cat cast in plaster would sink which sent me scrambling for the scoop net. Adding insult to injury, the bystanders cheered his [the cat's] undignified retrieval. With a mortified hiss and yowl he clomped with bedraggled hauteur below decks.
2005, Alton L. Provost, Reflections in an Orphan's Eye: A Decade at Oxford 1947–1957, [Bloomington, Ind.]: Xlibris Corporation, ISBN 978-1-4134-7910-2, page 278:
- [W]e clomped up the steep rear concrete steps to the main (study hall) level and entered the hallway, where we then quite innocently clomped with our well-worn brogues into the study hall, where we sat to await the appearance of Witch Robinson.
2008, Stefan Zweig; Joel Rotenberg, transl., The Post-Office Girl, New York, N.Y.: New York Review Books, ISBN 978-1-59017-262-9:
- Then she'd be startled when a peasant clomped with heavy shoes into this world of seductive images, his pipe clamped between his teeth, his eyes bovine and sleepy, to ask for a few stamps, and reflexively she'd find something to dress him down for.
- (intransitive, rare) To walk with wooden shoes.