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(Geology) Any sediment, dominated by silt, of eolian (wind-blown) origin.
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  1. (Geology) Any sediment, dominated by silt, of eolian (wind-blown) origin.
  2. A buff to gray windblown deposit of fine-grained, calcareous silt or clay.
  3. A very fine grained silt or clay, thought to have formed as the result of grinding by glaciers and to have been deposited by the wind. Most loess is believed to have originated during the Pleistocene Epoch from areas of land covered by glaciers and from desert surfaces.
  1. Potter's clay.
  2. Clay, especially a white clay used by potters.
(Popularly) Any rich, dark soil
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  1. (Popularly) Any rich, dark soil
  2. A mixture of moist clay and sand, and often straw, used especially in making bricks and foundry molds.
  3. A kind of soil; an earthy mixture of clay and sand, with organic matter to which its fertility is chiefly due.
A fine clay, rich in kaolinite, used in ceramics, paper-making, etc.
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  1. A fine clay, rich in kaolinite, used in ceramics, paper-making, etc.
  2. A fine white clay used in making porcelain, as a filler in textiles, paper, rubber, etc., and in medicine in the treatment of diarrhea
The third planet from the Sun and the densest planet in the solar system. Earth is a terrestrial or inner planet consisting of a thin outer crust, an intermediate mantle, and a dense inner core. It has an atmosphere composed primarily of nitrogen and oxygen and is the only planet on which water in liquid form exists, covering more than 70 percent of its surface. It is also the only planet on which life is known to have evolved, occupying the relatively thin region of water, land, and air known as the biosphere. Earth has a single, relatively large natural satellite, the Moon.
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  1. The third planet from the Sun and the densest planet in the solar system. Earth is a terrestrial or inner planet consisting of a thin outer crust, an intermediate mantle, and a dense inner core. It has an atmosphere composed primarily of nitrogen and oxygen and is the only planet on which water in liquid form exists, covering more than 70 percent of its surface. It is also the only planet on which life is known to have evolved, occupying the relatively thin region of water, land, and air known as the biosphere. Earth has a single, relatively large natural satellite, the Moon.
  2. (Proper) The planet that we live on; terrestrial globe: it is the fifth largest planet of the solar system and the third in distance from the sun: diameter, c. 12,760 km (c. 7,930 mi); period of revolution, one earth year; period of rotation, 24 hours; one satellite; symbol, ♁
  3. earth
Glacial drift composed of an unconsolidated, heterogeneous mixture of clay, sand, pebbles, cobbles, and boulders.
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  1. Glacial drift composed of an unconsolidated, heterogeneous mixture of clay, sand, pebbles, cobbles, and boulders.
  2. An unstratified, unconsolidated mass of boulders, pebbles, sand, and mud deposited by the movement or melting of a glacier. The size and shape of the sediments that constitute till vary widely.
  3. The contents of a cash register, for example at the beginning or end of the day or of a cashier's shift
(Nautical) The difference between a vessel's actual speed through water and the speed at which the vessel would move if the screw were propelling against a solid.
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  1. (Nautical) The difference between a vessel's actual speed through water and the speed at which the vessel would move if the screw were propelling against a solid.
  2. An accident or mishap, especially resulting in a fall.
  3. Movement of one part upon another, usually where no movement is meant to exist; play
Any of several fine, easily pulverized types of clay that are usually red, yellow, or brown
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  1. Any of several fine, easily pulverized types of clay that are usually red, yellow, or brown
  2. Any of various soft fine clays, especially a reddish-brown variety used as a pigment.
  3. Alternative form of boll (old unit of measure)
A crumbly mixture of clays, calcium and magnesium carbonates, and remnants of shells that forms in both freshwater and marine environments.
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  1. A crumbly mixture of clays, calcium and magnesium carbonates, and remnants of shells that forms in both freshwater and marine environments.
  2. A crumbly mixture of clays, calcium and magnesium carbonates, and remnants of shells that is sometimes found under desert sands and used as fertilizer for lime-deficient soils.
  3. (Geol.) A soft, crumbly mixture of clay, sand, and limestone in varying proportions, typically containing shell fragments
A clay free of iron, suitable for making pottery or for modeling.
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  1. A clay free of iron, suitable for making pottery or for modeling.
Articles made from clay.
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A reddish brown colour, like that of terra cotta.
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  1. A reddish brown colour, like that of terra cotta.
  2. A hard, brown-red, usually unglazed earthenware used for pottery, sculpture, etc.
  3. Ceramic wares made of this material.
An unburnt brick dried in the sun.
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  1. An unburnt brick dried in the sun.
  2. The clay or soil used in making this material.
  3. A house made of adobe brick.
Find another word for clay. In this page you can discover 22 synonyms, antonyms, idiomatic expressions, and related words for clay, like: loess, argil, loam, kaolin, earth, till, wacke, slip, bole, argillaceous earth and marl.