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/blez; bleɪz/
  1. hardened clay or shale, esp when crushed and used to form the top layer of a sports pitch: bluish-grey or reddish in colour
  2. (as modifier): a blaes pitch
Word Origin
C18: from blae
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  • Near Glasgow one sees great heaps of shale or blaes (generally blackband), which are often mistaken for natural hills.

    The Romance of Plant Life G. F. Scott Elliot

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