If we observe this clew of wool from, say a kilometre distance, it is just a spot - zero dimension.
To this horrible mystery there is not as yet, we believe, the slightest clew .
A clew of sugán rope or ceirtlin súgán in traditional style was made of bent grass by Peter Shevlin of Belmullet.
The clever man took a clew of rope and suspended it by the door of entry so that it could serve as a guide to all who entered or came out.
In searching for evidence of the presence of the murderer, not a clew of any kind could be found.
I started to give the outhaul a good yank to get the foot of the main tight and the damned thing came off in my hand along with a piece of the sail containing the clew .
Then, by these, brace in the yard and clew it down.
The lower trailing corner 12 of the sail is known as the clew , and typically incorporates an eyelet, or a series of eyelets.
A clew of the sail is fixed to the slide allowing the sail to be orientated without a need for a boom.
Tie the clew down to the boom using a reef knot.