Cloots



Jean Baptiste du Val-de-Grâce
[zhahn ba-teest dy val duh-grahs] /ʒɑ̃ baˈtist dü val dəˈgrɑs/ (Show IPA), Baron de (“Anacharsis Clootz”) 1755–94, Prussian leader in the French Revolution.
a cloven hoof; one of the divisions of the cloven hoof of the swine, sheep, etc.
(usually initial capital letter). Often, Cloots. Satan; the devil.
Historical Examples

Cloots reckoned that he had perhaps five minutes before the stated limit.
Where the Pavement Ends John Russell

A friend of Cloots he suffered with him on the scaffold, 24 March, 1794.
A Biographical Dictionary of Freethinkers of All Ages and Nations Joseph Mazzini Wheeler

Cloots stepped into the chapel for no purpose, in mere idle discernment of color and contrast.
Where the Pavement Ends John Russell

Cloots arrived as a confident and more or less truly appreciative observer of all these details.
Where the Pavement Ends John Russell

The doctor sought no further comments on Cloots—that was quite sufficient and might serve for an epitaph.
Where the Pavement Ends John Russell

Cloots had taken the measure of him months before and once for all, he would have said, in his smoky little village.
Where the Pavement Ends John Russell

The young Cloots, heir to a great fortune, was sent at eleven years of age to Paris to complete his education.
Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 6, Slice 5 Various

Yet Cloots saw now with transfixing clarity that he did not know him in the least—could never have known him.
Where the Pavement Ends John Russell

Cloots had fallen back to the wall with sagging jaw, with eyes fixed and starting in their sockets.
Where the Pavement Ends John Russell

And in fact it became clear to Cloots that this affair would have to be solved on the spot.
Where the Pavement Ends John Russell

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