(Hab. 2:6) is correctly rendered in the Revised Version "pledges." The Chaldean power is here represented as a rapacious usurer, accumulating the wealth that belonged to others.
The books of Babylonia and Assyria took the form of thick clay tablets of various sizes.
The crucibles are generally simple bowls of thick clay with an extension of the lip at one side to pour out the molten metal.
As for the clay furnace, it must be made of fat, thick clay, medium so far as relates to its softness or hardness.
Everything in that country was mud, thick clay mud, black and greasy, and the country flat and hideous.
Then I heard a voice crying, "Woe to him who loadeth himself with thick clay."
The impression which it produces is filled with a thick clay paste, which the workman throws on with the blowing-pot.
It has been our ruin from the first, our fancy for loading ourselves with the thick clay.'
The rain was driving pitilessly in my face, but I stumbled on in the inky darkness, often above my knees in thick clay mud.
The valleys seem to sprawl, and the universal olives are monotonously grey upon their thick clay soil.
Then I heard a voice crying, "Woe to him that loadeth himself with thick clay."