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From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Clout, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Clouted; p. pr. & vb. n. Clouting.]
 1. To cover with cloth, leather, or other material; to bandage; patch, or mend, with a clout.
    And old shoes and clouted upon their feet.   --Josh. ix. 5.
    Paul, yea, and Peter, too, had more skill in . . . clouting an old tent than to teach lawyers.   --Latimer.
 2. To join or patch clumsily.
    If fond Bavius vent his clouted song.   --P. Fletcher
 3. To quard with an iron plate, as an axletree.
 4. To give a blow to; to strike. [Low]
    The . . . queen of Spain took off one of her chopines and clouted Olivarez about the noddle with it.   --Howell.
 5. To stud with nails, as a timber, or a boot sole.
 Clouted cream, clotted cream, i. e., cream obtained by warming new milk.
 Note:Clouted brogues” in Shakespeare and clouted shoon” in Milton have been understood by some to mean shoes armed with nails; by others, patched shoes.