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  • adj. Resembling clay.


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  • Thick claylike sludge oozed gray-brown from the wound.


  • Instead, I lowered myself till I lay flat on my stomach and peered aggressively into the rotted tile; I poked at one corner and found it pliable, claylike.

    Excerpt: Asta in the Wings by Jan Elizabeth Watson

  • I thought Grady had just peed, but when my hands started working through a claylike substance, I realized Grady had delivered me a squishy brown present.

    Hope Unseen

  • Next, a layer of claylike substance that Alejos refers to as tierra blanca (white earth) or pasta blanca (white paste) is applied.

    A Family Tradition: The Pineapple Pottery Of Hilario Alejos Madrigal

  • "Since moles have trouble burrowing through dense soil, arranging stones or dense claylike soil around a garden to a depth of 2 feet can also help," says Hansen.

    Pest Patrol: How to control moles in your yard

  • For some tribes, pipestone -- a reddish, claylike stone from which ceremonial pipes were carved -- is sacred; when they objected to its use for the floor of a performance space, the architects found a substitute.


  • Other schemes: zapping the Martian permafrost with microwaves to extract water, mixing the water with Mars's claylike red dust to make bricks, turning the calcium and sulfur in the soil into gypsum.

    The Stars Of Mars

  • It was a reddish, claylike mineral found deep underground.

    Raven Rise

  • The strong claylike smell of the panstick makeup Dana had applied to her skin mingled with the various colognes and soaps and something else, something sterile and cold that was the room with its generic furnishings.

    Personal Demons

  • Its claylike taste gives baked goods a unique flavour.

    Tip 3 - All About Flour


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