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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A highly adsorbent claylike substance consisting of hydrated aluminum silicates, used predominantly in fulling woolen cloth, in talcum powders, as a filter, and as a catalyst.

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  • n. A fine clay used in fulling cloth.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. a variety of clay, used in scouring and cleansing cloth, to imbibe grease.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. an absorbent soil resembling clay; used in fulling (shrinking and thickening) woolen cloth and as an adsorbent

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  • Any nonplastic clay or claylike earthy material that can be used to decolorize, filter, and purify animal, mineral, and vegetable oils and greases.

    July 25, 2008