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

  • n. A clay free of iron, suitable for making pottery or for modeling. Also called potter's earth.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The clay used by a potter.
  • n. (Bible) A person or people created and shaped by God.
  • n. (Bible) A nation or kingdom.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. a tolerably pure kind, free from iron.
  • n. See under Clay.

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

  • n. clay that does not contain any iron; used in making pottery or for modeling


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  • The metalwork had been softened until it had sagged like moist potter's clay in a rainstorm, melting and slumping and sliding away, pulled by the patient force of gravity.

    The Warslayer


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