7 definitions found

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Clam \Clam\, verb (used without an object) To be moist or glutinous; to stick; to adhere. [R.] --Dryden

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Clam \Clam\, noun Claminess; moisture. [R.] "The clam of death." --Carlyle.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Clam \Clam\ (kl[a^]m), noun [Cf. {Clamp}, {Clam}, verb (used with an object), {Clammy}.]

1. (Zool.) A bivalve mollusk of many kinds, especially those that are edible; as, the long clam ({Mya arenaria}), the quahog or round clam ({Venus mercenaria}), the sea clam or hen clam ({Spisula solidissima}), and other species of the United States. The name is said to have been given originally to the {Tridacna gigas}, a huge East Indian bivalve.

You shall scarce find any bay or shallow shore, or cove of sand, where you may not take many clampes, or lobsters, or both, at your pleasure. --Capt. John Smith (1616).

Clams, or clamps, is a shellfish not much unlike a cockle; it lieth under the sand. --Wood (1634).

2. (Ship Carp.) Strong pinchers or forceps.

3. pl. (Mech.) A kind of vise, usually of wood.

{Blood clam}. See under {Blood}.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Clam \Clam\, noun [Abbrev. fr. clamor.] A crash or clangor made by ringing all the bells of a chime at once. --Nares.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Clam \Clam\ (cl[a^]m), verb (used with an object) [imp. & p. p. {Clammed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Clamming}.] [Cf. AS. cl[ae]man to clam, smear; akin to Icel. kleima to smear, OHG. kleimjan, chleimen, to defile, or E. clammy.] To clog, as with glutinous or viscous matter.

A swarm of wasps got into a honey pot, and there they cloyed and clammed Themselves till there was no getting out again. --L'Estrange.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Clam \Clam\, verb (used with an object) & i. To produce, in bell ringing, a clam or clangor; to cause to clang. --Nares.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:



1: burrowing marine mollusk living on sand or mud; the shell closes with viselike firmness

2: a piece of paper money worth one dollar [syn: {dollar}, {dollar bill}, {one dollar bill}, {buck}, {clam}]

3: flesh of either hard-shell or soft-shell clams


1: gather clams, by digging in the sand by the ocean

1. Caduceus  2. Golden Key  3. Scales of Justice (Or maybe, 1. HEALTH 2. SECURITY 3. JUSTICE?)


This URL is being reserved for all of us who have a desire to promote electronic democracy, science, creativity, imagination, reason, critical thinking, peace, race and gender equality, civil rights, equal access to education, personal liberty, freedom of speech, freedom of the press, animal rights, compassionate and nonviolent parenting, social and economic justice, open and transparent government that respects the privacy of all citizens in all cases with the exception of when an individually specific search warrant is issued by a judge who is not a part of a secret court, global monetary reform, secularism, cognitive liberty and a permanent cessation of the War on Drugs.


Telecommunications Act of 1996

From the FCC website, "The Telecommunications Act of 1996 is the first major overhaul of telecommunications law in almost 62 years. The goal of this new law is to let anyone enter any communications business -- to let any communications business compete in any market against any other."


I am a communications business and I want to compete in the C-SPAN HD, C-SPAN2 HD and C-SPAN3 HD online commentary marketplace. Comcast is using it's monopoly position as my cable provider to prevent me from having access to C-SPAN2 HD and C-SPAN3 HD. Therefore, I am unable to compete in the HD Congressional Commentary marketplace. This is bad for DEMOCRACY and it is bad for the INDEPENDENT JOURNALISTS in Comcast's service area. This reduces diversity of opinion in the Congressional Commentary marketplace and leads to the American citizens getting their news only from official sources, such as the major broadcast networks, cable networks and movie companies such as the NBC companies.


Here is a copy of an e-mail I sent to the FCC:

Subject: Comcast refuses to carry C-SPAN2 and C-SPAN3 HD because they are not PROFITABLE.
Date: Mon, 27 Jul 2015 22:44:43 -0700
From: Ken M.

I have complained to you about Comcast not providing C-SPAN2 and C-SPAN3 in HD.  You forwarded the complaint to Comcast and they contacted me by phone.  They contend that as a FOR-PROFIT company, it is not in the their business interests in terms of profitability to supply their 25 million customers with C-SPAN2 and C-SPAN3 in HD.

I stated that these are NONPROFIT channels that are in the PUBLIC INTEREST and of course they are not profitable to carry.  But I argued that it is their DUTY as Americans to provide these channels to the U.S. CITIZENS in its service area.  I stated that it is in the PUBLIC INTEREST.

He said, "Sorry, we are a FOR-PROFIT corporation and the demand isn't there."

I would like to escalate this complaint to the next level, given that it wasn't resolved by Comcast.

I believe it is in our national security interests for the citizens to have access to their congressional proceedings in HD.

Subject: CIMS00005891453 - FCC Consumer Center response from representative TSR58
Date: Tue, 28 Jul 2015 13:13:37 -0400
Organization: FCC
To: Ken M.

You are receiving this email in response to your inquiry to the FCC.

Dear Mr. M.,

Thank you for your e-mail to Chairman Tom Wheeler regarding C-Span in HD.

Cable TV companies are not required to carry C-SPAN in HD. C-SPAN is sponsored by the cable TV industry. The letters stand for "Cable Sponsored Public Affairs Network."

Thank You.

You are receiving this e-mail regarding your inquiry/complaint. Please note that this mailbox does not accept inbound e-mail. Do not attempt to respond to this e-mail message.

If you need additional information regarding your inquiry/complaint, our Consumer & Mediation Specialists are available Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. ET to assist you at 1- 888-CALL-FCC (1-888-225-5322) voice or 1-888-TELL- FCC (1- 888-835-5322) TTY. Please save the case number and refer to it when following up with the FCC.

Representative Number : TSR58

query failed: Line #:6151 QUERY="INSERT INTO botlog(date,word,agent,engine,thishost) values (date(now()),'clam','CCBot/2.0 (',engine,'')"