clout (n.) Old form(s): Clowt
[archery] pin fixing a target, cloth patch at the centre of a target; mark, bull
2H4 III.ii.45[Shallow to Silence, of Double's archery] 'A would have clapped i'th' clout at twelve score [i.e. 240 yards]
KL IV.vi.92[Lear to all] I'the clout
LLL IV.i.135[Costard to Maria, of Boyet's remark] 'a must shoot nearer, or he'll ne'er hit the clout
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