Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Of clay.

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  • adjective Of clay; made of clay.

Etymologies

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From Middle English cleyen, equivalent to clay +‎ -en.

Examples

  • ‘Silvern’ stood originally in Wiclif’s Bible (“_silverne_ housis to Diane”, Acts xix. 24); but already in the second recension of this was exchanged for ‘silver’; ‘hornen’, still in provincial use, he also employs, and ‘clayen’ (Job iv. 19) no less.

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