Accloy Ac*cloy" ([a^]k*kloi"), v. t. [OF. encloyer, encloer, F. enclouer, to drive in a nail, fr. L. in + clavus nail.] To fill to satiety; to stuff full; to clog; to overload; to burden. See {Cloy}. [Obs.] --Chaucer. [1913 Webster]

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