blaes

noun

Scot
  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

Nearby words

  1. blading,
  2. blady grass,
  3. blae,
  4. blaeberry,
  5. blaenau gwent,
  6. blaeu,
  7. blaeu, willem janszoon,
  8. blaff,
  9. blag,
  10. blagging

Word Origin for blaes

C18: from blae

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Examples from the Web for blaes

  • 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