Cloy (?), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Cloyed (kloid); p. pr. & vb. n. Cloying.] [OE. cloer to nail up, F. clouer, fr. OF. clo nail, F. clou, fr. L. clavus nail. Cf. 3d Clove.]
To fill or choke up; to stop up; to clog.
The duke's purpose was to have cloyed the harbor by sinking ships, laden with stones.
To glut, or satisfy, as the appetite; to satiate; to fill to loathing; to surfeit.
[Who can] cloy the hungry edge of appetite
By bare imagination of a feast?
He sometimes cloys his readers instead of satisfying.
To penetrate or pierce; to wound.
Which, with his cruel tusk, him deadly cloyed.
He never shod horse but he cloyed him.
To spike, as a cannon.
To stroke with a claw.
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