clip about (v.) Old form(s): clipt
embrace, clasp, hug
Cym V.v.452[Soothsayer to Cymbeline, of Innogen] who even now ... were clipped about / With this most tender air
KJ V.ii.34[Salisbury as if to England] Neptune's arms, who clippeth thee about
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