Found 3 items, similar to clay.
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n 1: a very fine-grained soil that is plastic when moist but hard
2: water soaked soil; soft wet earth [syn: mud
3: United States general who commanded United States forces in
Europe from 1945 to 1949 and who oversaw the Berlin
airlift (1897-1978) [syn: Lucius Clay
, Lucius DuBignon Clay
4: United States politician responsible for the Missouri
Compromise between free and slave states (1777-1852) [syn:
, the Great Compromiser
5: the dead body of a human being [syn: cadaver
English → English
(kl[=a]), n. [AS. cl[=ae]g; akin to LG. klei, D.
klei, and perh. to AS. cl[=a]m clay, L. glus, gluten glue,
Gr. gloio`s glutinous substance, E. glue. Cf. Clog
1. A soft earth, which is plastic, or may be molded with the
hands, consisting of hydrous silicate of aluminium. It is
the result of the wearing down and decomposition, in part,
of rocks containing aluminous minerals, as granite. Lime,
magnesia, oxide of iron, and other ingredients, are often
present as impurities.
2. (Poetry & Script.) Earth in general, as representing the
elementary particles of the human body; hence, the human
body as formed from such particles.
I also am formed out of the clay. --Job xxxiii.
The earth is covered thick with other clay,
Which her own clay shall cover. --Byron.
. See under Bowlder
, the common clay, containing some iron, and
therefore turning red when burned.
, cold as clay or earth; lifeless; inanimate.
, an ore of iron consisting of the oxide or
carbonate of iron mixed with clay or sand.
, a whitish, smooth, chalky clay.
, a mill for mixing and tempering clay; a pug
, a pit where clay is dug.
(Min.), argillaceous schist; argillite.
, clays having a greasy feel; they are chemical
compounds of water, silica, and aluminia, as halloysite
, a variety of clay, entirely free from lime,
iron, or an alkali, and therefore infusible, and used for
, a very pure variety, formed directly from
the decomposition of feldspar, and often called kaolin
, a tolerably pure kind, free from iron.
, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Clayed
; p. pr. & vb. n.
1. To cover or manure with clay.
2. To clarify by filtering through clay, as sugar.