from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A highly adsorbent claylike substance consisting of hydrated aluminum silicates, used predominantly in fulling woolen cloth, in talcum powders, as a filter, and as a catalyst.
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- n. A fine clay used in fulling cloth.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. a variety of clay, used in scouring and cleansing cloth, to imbibe grease.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. an absorbent soil resembling clay; used in fulling (shrinking and thickening) woolen cloth and as an adsorbent
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