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clodhopper (KLOD-hop-uhr) noun
1. A clumsy, awkward fellow.
2. A strong, heavy work shoe.
[Apparently modeled after grasshopper: clod + hopper.]
"They (drugs) cannot make a champion athlete out of a clodhopper.
Winners still need the legs, the lungs and, above all, the heart
"Acts of creation are ordinarily reserved for gods and poets, but
humbler folk may circumvent this restriction if they know how. To
plant a pine, for example, one need be neither god nor poet; one
need only own a good shovel. By virtue of this curious loophole in
the rules, any clodhopper may say: Let there be a tree--and there
will be one."
Conscience is thoroughly well-bred and soon leaves off talking to those who do not wish to hear it. -Samuel Butler, writer (1835-1902)
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