Definitions

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  • adj. Resembling or characteristic of cement.

Etymologies

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cement +‎ -like

Examples

  • So at mealtimes the day room was filled with bleary-eyed men shoveling in cementlike oatmeal, wolfing stale bologna sandwiches, or spooning in slop.

    Long Way Home

  • I'm aware of the lack of leafy protection as my skin tingles in the intense, high-noon sun and archaeologists complain that exposed soil quickly bakes into a cementlike hardness, making their work slow and difficult.

    Integrating the Frontier

  • COOPER: In La Conchita, California, the trouble started when an entire rain-soaked hillside turned into a river of cementlike sludge.

    CNN Transcript Jan 13, 2005

  • I eyed the cementlike glob adhering to my spoon critically, then decided that it was still soft enough to eat, and doused it with honey.

    A Breath of Snow and Ashes

  • But unlike the Laetoli prints, which have survived for 3.5 million years encased in cementlike ash, those at Tranquility Base could be swept away with a casual brush of a space tourist's hand.

    Space: The Final [Archaeological] Frontier

  • A tangle of yellow hair and a red piece of cloth protruded from a pile of cementlike snow.

    Between a Rock and a Hard Place

  • I tried to be Ahmet, but the ful was mushy, the mulukhiyya soup watery and bland, and the tehina cementlike in consistency and taste.

    Apricots on the Nile

  • The cementlike rock that dulled drills and broke picks and resisted blasting powder shows no signs of disintegration.

    Nothing Like It in the World The Men Who Built the Transcontinental Railroad 1863-1869

  • The work was extremely tedious—digging inches at a time through a cementlike deposit of rock, boulders, clay, and gravel to pick out the promising pieces of chalcedony—but the team kept at it, largely because of Louis.

    Ancestral Passions

  • On this expedition, Mary and her crew would cut back into the cliff face some thirty feet, then dig down through twenty feet of cementlike deposits composed of layers of volcanic ash, limestone, clays, and sandstone to the level she and Louis had identified as the Zinj living floor.

    Ancestral Passions

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