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Clue

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I have not yet got the clue to give a clue, i.e. a hint. A clue is a ball of thread (Ang.-Saxon, cleowen). The only mode of finding the way out of the Cretan labyrinth was by a skein of thread, which, being laid along the proper route, indicated the right path.

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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Cloud
Cloud (St.)
Clouded Cane (A)
Cloven Foot
Clover
Clowns
Club
Club-bearer (The)
Club-land
Club-law
Clue
Clumsy (Norwegian, klump, a lump, Swedish, klummsen, benumbed; Icelandic, klumsa)
Cluricaune
Clydesdale Horses
Clym of the Clough
Clyttie
Cneph
Cnidian Venus (The)
Co
Coach (A)
Coach-and-four (or Coach-and-six)