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clump

(klŭmp),
To form into clusters, small aggregations, or groups.
[A.S. clympre, a lump]

clump

(klŭmp) [AS. clympre, a lump]
1. A mass of bacteria in solution; may be caused by an agglutination reaction.
2. To gather together.
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As he spoke, a woman's shrill scream--a scream which vibrated with a frenzy of horror--burst from the thick, green clump of bushes in front of us.
They had the appearance of old sea cliffs; here and there were small clumps of conifers, and in two places tall cascades.
They were soon on a gravel walk which led chiefly between grassy borders and clumps of trees, this being the nearest way to the church, Mr.
He could barely see the hand which, he had before observed, lay at the root of a clump of laurel.
Outside in the garden, which was full of mellow sunset light streaming through the dark old firs to the west of it, stood Anne and Diana, gazing bashfully at each other over a clump of gorgeous tiger lilies.
When I ascertained that these young trees had not been sown or planted, I was so much surprised at their numbers that I went to several points of view, whence I could examine hundreds of acres of the unenclosed heath, and literally I could not see a single Scotch fir, except the old planted clumps.
They presently emerged into the clump of sumach bushes, looked warily out, found the coast clear, and were soon lunching and smoking in the skiff.
I found Numa crouching in that clump of bushes where the tall grasses grow," and Akut pointed.
If forced to fight in a salt-marsh, you should have water and grass near you, and get your back to a clump of trees.
He fixed his eye upon a distant and promi- nent clump of trees where he had concluded the enemy were to be met, and he ran toward it as toward a goal.
He could number the fields in every direction, and could tell how many tress there were in the most distant clump.
Farther on there is a clump of trees on the low ground, and she is making her way towards it.