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- adj. stiff, stubborn, clayey, tenacious
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Stiff, stubborn, clayey, or tenacious.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Stubborn; tenacious; mixed with clay: applied to soil.
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Otherwise in clay, which we call the cledgy mould, we seldom hear of any, because the moisture and the toughness of the soil is such as will not suffer them to draw and make their burrows deep.