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clays, plural;
  1. A stiff, sticky fine-grained earth, typically yellow, red, or bluish-gray in color and often forming an impermeable layer in the soil. It can be molded when wet, and is dried and baked to make bricks, pottery, and ceramics

  2. Sediment with particles smaller than silt, typically less than 0.00016 inch (0.004 mm)

  3. A hardened clay surface for a tennis court

  4. The substance of the human body
    • - this lifeless clay

  1. a very fine-grained soil that is plastic when moist but hard when fired
  2. mud: 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 responsible for the Missouri Compromise between free and slave states (1777-1852)
  5. cadaver: the dead body of a human being; "the cadaver was intended for dissection"; "the end of the police search was the discovery of a corpse"; "the murderer confessed that he threw the stiff in the river"; "honor comes to bless the turf that wraps their clay"
  6. Clay is a naturally occurring material composed primarily of fine-grained minerals. Clay deposits are mostly composed of clay minerals, a subtype of phyllosilicate minerals, which impart plasticity and harden when fired or dried; they also may contain variable amounts of water trapped in the ...
  7. Clay is a 1965 Australian drama film directed by Giorgio Mangiamele. It was entered into the 1965 Cannes Film Festival.
  8. Cassius Marcellus Clay (October 19, 1810 – July 22, 1903), nicknamed "The Lion of White Hall", was an emancipationist from Madison County, Kentucky, United States. He was a cousin of Henry Clay and Alabama governor Clement Comer Clay.
  9. Clay or industrial plasticine is a modeling material which is mainly used by automotive design studios. It was developed as an industrial version of plasticine or hobby clay.
  10. The Clay (Mythimna ferrago) is a moth of the family Noctuidae. It is distributed throughout Europe and is also found in Morocco, Algeria, Turkey, Israel, Lebanon, Iraq, Iran, central Asia and the western parts of temperate Asia.
  11. Clay is a 2008 Hip-hop musical loosely based on Shakespeare's Henry IV and Falstaff written and performed by Matt Sax. The first performance was at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe .
  12. A mineral substance made up of small crystals of silica and alumina, that is ductile when moist; the material of pre-fired ceramics; An earth material with ductile qualities; A tennis court surface; The material of the human body; To add clay to, to spread clay onto; To purify using clay
  13. A surname; A male given name transferred from the surname; A diminutive of the male given name Clayton
  14. (clayed) Containing clay
  15. (Clays) A family of finely crystalline materials, composed primarily of silicates, with layered crystal structures. Clays may be refined from geological materials or may be synthetic.
  16. (Clays) Any stiff but malleable and sticky mineral solid.
  17. (Clays) Minerals from the earth that result from the degradation of mineral rocks. Ancient Egyptians used clay as both medicine and cosmetics. Animals search for clay to cover wounds and the reverse the effects of intestinal problems. ...
  18. (clays) Fine soil particles (<2 μm) that have a semicrystalline structure and weak negative charges on their surfaces that can hold onto cations and exchange them with the soil solution. [21]
  19. Clays can draw out impurities, refine, and soften the skin.
  20. Soil particle smaller than 0.002mm or 2µm, with high specific area mainly influencing soil colloidal properties (see also colloid) as well as stability of soil structure: high stability in both wet and dry conditions; also a soil texture class.
  21. A soft, moist material used to create artworks such as sculpture and pottery.
  22. To dream of clay, denotes isolation of interest and probable insolvency. To dig in a clay bank, foretells you will submit to extraordinary demands of enemies. If you dig in an ash bank and find clay, unfortunate surprises will combat progressive enterprises or new work. ...
  23. Clay is a naturally occurring earthy mineral that is plastic when wet but becomes permanently hard when heated. Clays are formed by the weathering of feldspathic rock. ...
  24. The putty-like portion of soil particles that when watered and air-dried, can exhibit a strong plastic-like nature.
  25. As a soil separate, the mineral soil particles less than 0.002 millimeter in diameter. As a soil textural class, soil material that is 40 percent or more clay, less than 45 percent sand, and less than 40 percent silt.