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Latin. adv. Secretly, in secret, unknown to, privately, covertly, by fraud.


 - prep. Without the knowledge of, unknown to, concealed secret from, (rarely w abl).


 - (Zool.) A bivalve mollusk of many kinds, especially those that are edible; as, the long clam the quahog or round clam the sea clam or hen clam 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.


 - (Ship Carp.) Strong pinchers or forceps. pl.


 - (Mech.) A kind of vise, usually of wood.


 - Blood clam. See under Blood.


 - vb. To clog, as with glutinous or viscous matter.


 - vb. To be moist or glutinous; to stick; to adhere.


 - n. Claminess; moisture.


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


 - vb. To produce, in bell ringing, a clam or clangor; to cause to clang.

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