Definitions starting with C

ID #4018

clear, clare

/klia/ v. 1. [DJE idem; OED, to explain] to solve (a riddle): 1925 Clare this riddle (Finlay 295). 1966 If you could find me a puzzle that I can't clear I would gave you a house (Crowley 125). (Black)

2. [cf. merger of /iyr/ and /eyr/ into /ia/ + aphaeresis] to declare: Sum ha dam ha clear een no dunce (Brown 33). (Mayag.)

3. [cf. DAY-CLEAN] to break (of day): 1918 Pull he tail until day clear (Parsons 147).

Tags: apheresis, time, verb

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Last update: 2012-01-10 12:34
Author: Holm and Shilling, DBE, 1982
Revision: 1.1

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