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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 clam /ˈklæm/
 蛤,沈默寡言的人,蟶子(vi.)撈蛤

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Clam n.
 1. Zool. A bivalve mollusk of many kinds, especially those that are edible; as, the long clam (Mya arenaria), the quahog or round clam (Venus mercenaria), the sea clam or hen clam (Spisula solidissima), and other species of the United States.  The name is said to have been given originally to the Tridacna gigas, a huge East Indian bivalve.
    You shall scarce find any bay or shallow shore, or cove of sand, where you may not take many clampes, or lobsters, or both, at your pleasure.   --Capt. John Smith (1616).
    Clams, or clamps, is a shellfish not much unlike a cockle; it lieth under the sand.   --Wood (1634).
 2.   Ship Carp. Strong pinchers or forceps.
 3. pl. Mech. A kind of vise, usually of wood.
 Blood clam. See under Blood.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Clam v. t. [imp. & p. p. Clammed p. pr. & vb. n. Clamming.]  To clog, as with glutinous or viscous matter.
    A swarm of wasps got into a honey pot, and there they cloyed and clammed Themselves till there was no getting out again.   --L'Estrange.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Clam, v. i. To be moist or glutinous; to stick; to adhere. [R.]

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Clam, n. Claminess; moisture. [R.] “The clam of death.”

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Clam, n.  A crash or clangor made by ringing all the bells of a chime at once.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Clam, v. t. & i. To produce, in bell ringing, a clam or clangor; to cause to clang.
 

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

 clam
      n 1: burrowing marine mollusk living on sand or mud
      2: a piece of paper money worth one dollar [syn: dollar, dollar
         bill, one dollar bill, buck]
      3: flesh of either hard-shell or soft-shell clams
      v : gather clams, by digging in the sand by the ocean
      [also: clamming, clammed]