(v. i.) To ease the body by stool; to go to stool.
(1) He has clamped down on political dissent, and where he has attempted to solve economic problems, he has been at best cack-handed.
(2) In a strong reaction to the Guardian's disclosure that George Osborne, Ed Balls and Danny Alexander are planning to say that an independent Scotland could not keep the pound, the SNP said the three were guilty of "cack-handed panicky" tactics.
(3) But even at the climax, he's reduced to bashing cack-handedly at the atomic bomb casing with a gold brick, trying in vain to stop the countdown, only for a CIA man to step in at the last minute and calmly flick the "off" switch.
(4) Mr Osborne has his own gaming habit, but in his case the game is to political rather than financial ends – and he is more cack-handed about it than any top banker.
(5) But there’s a feebleness and a lack of robustness about the Beeb – and obviously cack-handedness – that has allowed it to be in this position of people going: ‘Ooh, the BBC, it’s a big worry’.
(6) Another reason British television has felt so disarmed, confused as to what it's for or where it should be going, is because of the consistent, cack-handed, interference from politicians, goaded by the press, and the rather supine and scared way the broadcasting executives have failed to fight back, too scared to face the rebuke of the press headlines.
(7) As a demonstration of the cack-handed and unhelpful approach to psychological assessment those in the media seem to regularly adopt, let's assess Piers Morgan.
(8) They insist that she made Britain great again, even as they attempt, so cack-handedly, to manage serious economic failure.
(9) Trouble is that it was such a low dose and so cack-handedly presented that most of the public didn't recognise it as a stimulus at all.
(10) And the prospect of sickly, overworked adolescents hoiking up their nightshirt and lunging for a bedpan with the words, "I need a cack."
(11) It's so easy to forget how brilliant this dude is, and to conflate him with the 10 billion cack-handed music parodists that clog up YouTube these days.
(12) Rights groups said Nivat's expulsion was the latest cack-handed move by the Kremlin, which stands accused of failing to properly investigate the killings of crusading Russian journalists, including Anna Politkovskaya, shot dead in Moscow in 2006, and of using KGB tactics against reporters who displease those in power.
(13) The cack-handed attempt at electoral reform, which offered only the flawed alternative vote system , turned out to be a Liberal Democrat own goal.
(14) But some of those MPs did not like the then defence secretary's handling of the crisis, any more than they did his cack-handed defence review.
(15) Hunt took over a department damaged by cack-handed reforms of his predecessor, which antagonised doctors and nurses while proving a political disaster for his party.
(16) He rarely gets the chance to be a truly hands-on father and becomes very aware of his own ineptitude; a man’s cack-handedness with nappies is an enduring gag.
(17) In practice, the goal was probably unobtainable – though the naive, cack-handed and inconsistent execution made matters worse.
(18) However, you did not have to take any job you were offered or sign on for any cack-handed advice or sham education scheme.
(19) They know this is a rather cack-handed panicky campaign manoeuvre.
(20) The issue is not going away and the Sunday Times story may reflect a cack-handed attempt by some within the British security apparatus to try to take control of the narrative.
(n.) To make a sudden, sharp noise, or a succesion of such noises, as by striking an object, or by collision of parts; to rattle; to click.
(n.) To utter words rapidly and continually, or with abruptness; to let the tongue run.
(v. t.) To cause to make a sudden, sharp noise, or succession of noises; to click.
(v. t.) To utter rapidly and inconsiderately.
(v. t.) A sharp, abrupt noise, or succession of noises, made by striking an object.
(v. t.) Anything that causes a clacking noise, as the clapper of a mill, or a clack valve.
(v. t.) Continual or importunate talk; prattle; prating.
(1) Clack was also a keen sportsman, and represented the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst and his battalion at rugby.
(2) The church panels that inspired the petitions’ design can be seen in a dimmed room at nearby Yirrkala art centre, where it’s rumoured you can also see the typewriter that clacked out the petition in English and Yolngu – another seminal achievement.
(3) Earlier that day, my husband had driven to Indianapolis on business, so Molly and I sat in my living room with our dogs and our laptops, drinking tea and clacking away for hours.
(4) "Lieutenant Clack not only made the ultimate sacrifice doing a job he loved, but he did so serving his country, defending the security of the United Kingdom and its people."
(5) Photograph: University Museum of Zoology Cambridge “It does appear that if there had been a ‘gap’ it was much smaller than previously thought, and might have affected some groups less severely than others,” Clack told me, talking about the disappearance of many species at the end of the Devonian.
(6) Davis gives her character a bone-clacking, head-wobbling walk; she is fragile as well as brittle, pulling rank on the help one minute and clinging to "Mummy" the next.
(7) A British officer killed by a Taliban bomb outside the gate of his base in Afghanistan has been named as Lieutenant Daniel Clack of 1st Battalion The Rifles.
(8) There was an extinction event for many fish species, but no-one is really sure what caused it.” Clack and her co-authors found evidence in their rock cores that fires burned throughout the Tournaisian, challenging previous theories that low atmospheric oxygen during the time period caused extinctions.
(9) Then a four for Fleming with a crisp clack through mid wicket.
(10) There are two [animals with five digits] that we know for certain: Pederpes , and an isolated foot found by our project,” Professor Jenny Clack, Emeritus Professor at the University of Cambridge, explained the evolution of limbs and digits to me.
(11) Defence secretary Liam Fox added: "I was very saddened to learn of the death of lieutenant Daniel Clack, a young man who, it is clear from the tributes paid, was an officer of great quality, both liked and respected by his men.
(12) Clack studied at Exeter University and worked as a driver for a ski firm in Switzerland before joining the army in 2009.
(13) Only one species, Pederpes finneyae , was previously named from this time period, but Clack and colleagues have named five new species, and found many more fossils too fragmentary to formally identify.
(15) Mary is running late, so on the tape you can hear Melanie and I chit-chatting about obscure French knitwear labels and nibbling the cookies she has brought along and cooing over Walter, Mary and Melanie's schnoodle (poodle-schnauzer cross – black, of course), and then suddenly in the background there is the unmistakable clack-clack-clack of someone hurrying in high heels and the noise of a door bursting open – all so exaggerated and theatrical it sounds, on the machine, like a radio play – and then Mary's booming, head-girl tones as she cuts off our conversation, shouting, "Lies!
(16) Clack, 24, was leading a 10-man patrol to meet locals in a nearby village in Helmand province when he was hit by an improvised explosive device.
(18) She talks to me over the loud click-clack of printing machines, and the chatter of around 40 campaigners, working the phones – as befits an operation located on a trading estate, this is truly industrial electioneering.
(19) I´m following your min by min report from an internet cafe in Montevideo bus station (no TV), while trying to send emails, and prepare myself for watching England in a bar full of Uruguayans," says Neil Clack.
(20) With a click-clack of studs on concrete, the teams walk out on to the pitch.