Definitions

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  • n. clay whose redness results from iron oxide

Etymologies

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Examples

  • The jeep juddered over hills where red clay houses stood among rich orchards and bridges swung over deep, leafy ravines.

    Jasper Dash and the Flame-Pits of Delaware

  • I found the ones I needed and spread them out on the worktable and made notes of the five places that I knew had red clay surfacing from the chalky soil of the downs.

    The Beekeeper's Apprentice

  • Higher up the hill, invisible because of the ascending curtains of pale and choking dust, a plate of rock and red clay split from the slope and tobogganed down, entering the road to the south side, dragging the olives in its route, and removing the field from which the crickets had migrated.

    Captain Corelli's Mandolin

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