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Clad

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Clad. part. pret. [This participle, which is now referred to clothe, seems originally to have belonged to cloden, or some such word, like kleeden, Dutch.] Clothed; invested; garbed.

He had clad himself with a new garment. 1 Kings xi. 29.

                        Beyond
The flow'ry dale of Sibma, clad with vine.
Milt. Par. Lost.

But virtue too, as well as vice, is clad
In flesh and blood.
Waller.

To her the weeping heav'ns become serence;
For her the ground is clad in cheerful green.
Dryden.

The courtiers were all most magnificiently clad. Swift.

Sources: The Bible - 1. Kings (7) · Dryden, John (788) · Milton, John (449) · Swift, Jonathan (306) · Waller, Edmund (63)

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