clay

1. a term used for particles smaller than 1/256 millimeter (4 microns) in size, regardless of mineral composition. 2. a group of hydrous aluminum silicate minerals (clay minerals) 3. a sediment of fine clastics.

clay

  1. soil that is plastic when moist but hard when fired
  2. water soaked soil; soft wet earth
  3. United States general who commanded United States forces in Europe from 1945 to 1949 and who oversaw the Berlin airlift (1897-1978)
  4. United States politician known as the Great Compromiser; responsible for the Missouri Compromise between free and slave states (1777-1852)
  5. the dead body of a huma......

    Clay

    Describes a soil made up of minute mineral particles, which give the soil a sticky texture. Clay soils are particularly heavy and need to be drained or lightened by adding organic matter to make it easier to cultivate

    clay

    A mixture of very fine grains of micaceous substances. Clay is plastic when wet and hardens when heated. It consists mainly of hydrous aluminum silicates.
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    Clay

    Clay is a fine-grained soil that combines one or more clay minerals with traces of metal oxides and organic matter. Geologic clay deposits are mostly composed of phyllosilicate minerals containing variable amounts of water trapped in the mineral structure. Clays are distinguished from other fine-grained soils by differences in size and mineralogy....
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    Clay

    [n] - soil that is plastic when moist but hard when fired 2. [n] - United States general who commanded United States forces in Europe from 1945 to 1949 and who oversaw the Berlin airlift (1897-1978) 3. [n] - United States politician known as the Great Compromiser
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    Clay

    • (n.) Earth in general, as representing the elementary particles of the human body; hence, the human body as formed from such particles. • (n.) 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 ...
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    clay

    <ecology> Particles in siliciclastic sediment that are smaller than 0.0039 millimetres in size, according to the Udden-Wentworth scale. Clay and silt are collectively classified as mud. ... A collective term for a large group of minerals that are found in great abundance in extremely fine-grained sediments or sedimentary rocks (i.e. Shales).
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    Clay

    Lucius DuBignon Clay noun United States general who commanded United States forces in Europe from 1945 to 1949 and who oversaw the Berlin airlift (1897-1978)
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    Clay

    Henry Clay noun United States politician responsible for the Missouri Compromise between free and slave states (1777-1852)
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    clay

    (ceramics) Fine-grained sediment (mud) used as the basic material in ceramics. The term can refer to a variety of mixtures and textures. When moistened and wet, clay is plastic (flexible) and easily moulded. When dry, it becomes brittle and can crumble; if heated at high temperatures i...
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    Clay

    [musical] Clay is a 2008 Hip-hop musical loosely based on Shakespeare`s Henry IV, Parts 1 and 2 and Falstaff written and performed by Matt Sax. The first performance was at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. ==Synopsis== The show opens with Sir John presenting his protégé, Clay, for his first major concert. Clay shows up an hour late, blood c...
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    Clay

    [name] Clay is both a surname and a given name. Notable people with the name include: Surname: Given name: Fictional characters: ...
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    Clay

    [short story] `Clay` is a short story by James Joyce published in his 1914 collection Dubliners. ==The story== Maria, a spinster with a minor job in a rescue mission for wayward women, is looking forward to a holiday evening at the house of Joe, whom she nursed when he was a boy and of whom she is still very fond. She departs for Joe`s afte...
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    Clay

    Clay (klā) noun [ Anglo-Saxon clǣg ; akin to LG. klei , Dutch klei , and perhaps to Anglo-Saxon clām clay, Latin glus , gluten glue, Greek gloio`s glutinous substance, English glue . Confer Clog .] 1. A...
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    Clay

    Clay transitive verb [ imperfect & past participle Clayed ; present participle & verbal noun Claying .] 1. To cover or manure with clay. 2. To clarify by filtering through clay, as sugar.
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    Clay

    A class of silicate and aluminosilicate minerals with sheet-like structures that have enormous surface areas that can absorb large amounts of water.
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    Clay

    A class of silicate and aluminosilicate minerals with sheet-like structures that have enormous surface areas that can absorb large amounts of water.
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    Clay

    A clastic mineral particle of any composition that has a grain size smaller than 1/256 mm. The term
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    Clay

    A constituent of soils that consists of particles less than 0.002 mm in size.
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    Clay

    A fine grained sediment with a typical grain size less than 0.004 mm. Possesses electromagnetic properties which bind the grains together to give a bulk strength or cohesion.
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    Clay

    A fine-grained material composed of hydrous aluminum silicates.
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    Clay

    A fine-grained material composed of hydrous aluminum silicates.
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    Clay

    A fine-grained material composed of hydrous aluminum silicates.
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    Clay

    A fine-grained material mostly composed of phyllosilicate minerals and containing variable amounts of water trapped in the mineral structure.
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