Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- . Consisting of or of the nature of clay; abounding with clay; mixed with clay; like clay.
- Bedaubed or besmeared with clay.
- adj. Resembling or containing clay.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Consisting of clay; abounding with clay; partaking of clay; like clay.
- adj. (used of soil) compact and fine-grained
- adj. resembling or containing clay
- From clay + -y. (Wiktionary)
“Soils that contain a lot of clay are called clayey soils.”
“You can make deal that they must provide all material such as clayey soil by themselves.”
“Again, Portland cement is frequently used as a stabilizer in the preparation of soil blocks, yet it is the wrong choice for certain soils such as clayey soils or black cotton soils.”
“Sin, a city in Egypt, called by the Greeks Pelusium, which means, as does also the Hebrew name, "clayey" or "muddy," so called from the abundance of clay found there.”
“Robert W. Carter, of Sabine Hall_, on the Rappahanock, whose land is principally of that kind of clayey loam common upon that river, once rich but badly worn by cultivation, is so well satisfied that it is profitable to make rich lands still more rich, he buys annually 30 or 40 tons of the best in market.”
“Aloha suddenly became palpable and thus much more real — the odd sponginess of the cold wet earth, neither clayey nor sandy; the frail stringy resistance of the webby brown biofilms before he plucked them off his trouser legs or jacket sleeves.”
“But there was no rest in any part; the canoe descended deeper and deeper into the gulley, through which the river flows between high clayey banks, as the water subsided, and with the glowing sun overhead we felt at midday as if in a furnace.”
“But we have to say that the pedestal we had TED on is looking kinda clayey.”
“Almost half the reserve area is formed of marismas - freshwater marshes on accumulated clayey silt - where the Guadalquivir river delta has been deflected and ponded by a coastal sand spit (~27,000 ha).”
“Extensive playas occur and are nearly flat, clayey, and salty.”
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