American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
From Greek κλώθω (klotho), to spin.
Clotho Sentence Examples
Hesiod has three Fates (Moipac), daughters of Night, Clotho, Lachesis and Atropos.
Atropos is most frequently represented with scales, a sun-dial or a cutting instrument, the "abhorred shears," with which she slits the thin-spun thread of life that has been placed on the spindle by Clotho and drawn off by Lachesis.
Even here the mythological tendency displays itself - vow-6,, and alcrenra being severally committed to Atropos, Lachesis and Clotho.
The sluggish puff-adder (Clotho arietans) is common and very dangerous.