Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Cold as clay or earth; lifeless.

Etymologies

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Examples

  • According to the stories, his souls had spent as long as a quarter moon roaming the Spirit World while his abandoned body lay clay-cold and limp.

    Fire The Sky

  • According to the stories, his souls had spent as long as a quarter moon roaming the Spirit World while his abandoned body lay clay-cold and limp.

    Fire The Sky

  • For I crave one kiss of your clay-cold lips And that is all I seek. '

    do you ever read writing?

  • “O do not wait to talk!” cried she, “go to him now, or you will never see him more! the hand of death is on him, — cold, clay-cold is its touch! he is breathing his last — Oh murdered Delvile! massacred husband of my heart! groan not so piteously! fly to him, and weep over him! — fly to him and pluck the poniard from his wounded bosom!”

    Cecilia

  • We sat there by the Lake of Taunitz, we two clay-cold bodies — and played with each other.

    When We Dead Awaken

  • We sat there by the Lake of Taunitz, we two clay-cold bodies — and played with each other.

    When We Dead Awaken

  • Spurning the clay-cold bonds which round our being cling.

    Childe Harold's Pilgrimage

  • ‘And there was her hair up in buckle as if she’d never seen a clay-cold man at all.

    The Hand of Ethelberta

  • My sweet clay-cold Friend, awake: let thy Anna Howe revive thee; by her warm breath revive thee, my dear creature!

    Clarissa Harlowe

  • That those I loved might in a few days be as clay-cold as Idris in her antique tomb; nor could strength of body or energy of mind ward off the blow.

    The Last Man

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