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Definition of cloy:

  1. To satiate; to glut; to surfeit; to fill to loathing; to spike a gun; to prick a horse in shoeing.

Cloy \c-loy\

Origin:
French
Details:
Cloy as a boy's name. May be derived from "nail" (Old French) as an occupational name having to do with the nails in horse shoes.
Meaning:
Caley, clay, Cleo, col, Coley, Cully, Klay.
Variants:
Cloyce, Cloyd.
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This graph shows how "cloy" have occurred between 1800 and 2008 in a corpus of English books.

Examples of usage for cloy:

  1. Or cloy the hungry edge of appetite, By bare imagination of a Feast? – Richard-II by Shakespeare, William
  2. Since the added years entail Much that is bitter,- joy Flies out of ken, desire doth fail, The longed- for moments cloy – The Seven Plays in English Verse by Sophocles
  3. With all these articles to cloy the appetite, only one set meal a day is taken; though the poorer classes, fishermen and laborers, partake of two. – The Former Philippines thru Foreign Eyes by Tomás de Comyn Fedor Jagor Rudolf Ludwig Carl Virchow Charles Wilkes

Quotes for cloy:

  1. Books, like friends, should be few and well chosen. Like friends, too, we should return to them again and again for, like true friends, they will never fail us- never cease to instruct- never cloy.

Rhymes for cloy:

  1. boy, coy, goy, hoy, joy, ploy, soy, toy, troy, foy, loy, roy, doi, coye, croy, roi, joye, floy, oi, neu, moy, oye, oy, oie, hoi, yoy, stoy, woy;
  2. annoy, decoy, deploy, destroy, employ, enjoy, savoy, elroy, mccoy, malloy, bolshoi;
  3. illinois, redeploy;
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