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clay stone

or clay·stone

noun Geology.
  1. argillite.
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Origin of clay stone

First recorded in 1770–80
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Historical Examples

  • The bulk of the island appears to be composed of a compound rock, formed of clay-stone and potstone intermixed.

    The Mission to Siam, and Hu the Capital of Cochin China, in the Years 1821-2

    George Finlayson

  • The fire was soon kindled, and the clay-stone calumet filled with “kini-kinik.”