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Origin of clay stone
First recorded in 1770–80
Words nearby clay stone
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Example sentences from the Web for clay stone
The fire was soon kindled, and the clay-stone calumet filled with “kini-kinik.”The Scalp Hunters|Mayne Reid
The bulk of the island appears to be composed of a compound rock, formed of clay-stone and potstone intermixed.
British Dictionary definitions for clay stone
/ (ˈkleɪˌstəʊn) /
a compact very fine-grained rock consisting of consolidated clay particles
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Scientific definitions for clay stone
[ klā′stōn′ ]
A fine-grained, dark gray to pink sedimentary rock consisting primarily of compacted and hardened clay. Claystone is similar to shale but without laminations.
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