clamming clamming

Definition(s):

  1. (n) burrowing marine mollusk living on sand or mud; the shell closes with viselike firmness
  2. (n) a piece of paper money worth one dollar
  3. (n) flesh of either hard-shell or soft-shell clams
  4. (v) gather clams, by digging in the sand by the ocean

Usage(s):

  1. McCord said that Hunt also passed the word from on high that the convicted men would get payoffs and Executive clemency in return for clamming up.
  2. Past a sandbar where a tourist drowned yesterday clamming in 3 ft.
  3. Cabinet officers, out of the business world and unfamiliar with the ways of the Washington press, at first talked too much, got hurt, and began clamming up completely.

News

  • Celeb chef to host this year's Quahog Day on the Cape

    Quahog Day - Cape Cod's colorful, somewhat eccentric answer to Groundhog Day - is just a week away. It's then we'll know how many weeks of beach weather we'll get this summer on the Cape. Doug the Quahog, sitting in a red velvet-lined clamming basket, delivers the official prediction to his human sidekick, Johnny Quahog - affectionately known as the Secretary General of the Quahog Republic. This ...
    on June 14, 2013     Source: Boston Herald

Quotes

  1. "I probably have to nearly be more carefree with my intensity," Symonds said. "Last year I probably tried too hard at times and ended up clamming up for the wrong reasons."
    on Dec 11, 2006 By: Andrew Symonds Source: Melbourne Herald Sun

  2. Instructor Jan Weeks said, "I was so excited to offer crabbing and clamming at the beginning of the year. Ranger Cameron, from the Forest Service, gave the class instructions, and we went crabbing at Old Town Docks."
    on Jun 27, 2008 By: Weeks Source: Newport News Times

  3. "I will work diligently to protect our natural environments, including our wetlands and marine environments and the flora and fauna in each," Saladino said. "I grew up on the Great South Bay - fishing, sailing, clamming - and I want to make...
    on Feb 27, 2004 By: Joseph Saladino Source: Levittown Tribune

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