verb (used with object)
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Origin of clay1
OTHER WORDS FROM clayclaylike, adjectiveun·clayed, adjective
Words nearby clay
Definition for clay (2 of 3)
Origin of clay2
Definition for clay (3 of 3)
Example sentences from the Web for clay
When you melt the clay, you destroy the statue but you don’t destroy the clay from which the statue is formed.The Universe Knows Right from Wrong - Issue 89: The Dark Side|Philip Goff|September 9, 2020|Nautilus
The Millennium engineers called for a clay covering to protect the embankment from erosion, as well as closely monitoring the project.New Engineering Report Finds Privately Built Border Wall Will Fail|by Jeremy Schwartz and Perla Trevizo|September 2, 2020|ProPublica
The water was yellowish, thick, full of clay, stinking of oil and sewage.
What’s new is breaking the clay down to a nanoparticle level and getting a liquid substance that can be easily sprayed onto land.A Norwegian Startup Is Turning Dry Deserts Into Fertile Cropland|Vanessa Bates Ramirez|August 19, 2020|Singularity Hub
He explains that the dinos had been walking on a surface of clay.
But, together, Webster, Clay, and Calhoun delayed the Civil War for 40 years.
Clay engineered the morally indefensible Missouri Compromise.
From the 1820s to the 1850s, the upper house was dominated by Daniel Webster, Henry Clay, and John Calhoun.
It just changed into something quite dark and unattractive with Clay, and was a unique moment in my artistic career.
Horace was athletic and clever, known, probably apocryphally, as the fastest cotton picker in Clay County.
The British had fired 143 cannon shot into the fort before the arrival of Gen. Clay.The Every Day Book of History and Chronology|Joel Munsell
Only the laborers on the plantations smoke small clay pipes.
They use those with long, straight stems, and both their clay and porcelain pipes are of the finest form and finish.
Papier maché buttons came in with Henry Clay's patent in 1778.Showell's Dictionary of Birmingham|Thomas T. Harman and Walter Showell
It is the custom in the English forts to make every Indian who comes to trade, a present of a clay pipe filled with tobacco.
British Dictionary definitions for clay (1 of 2)
Derived forms of clayclayey, clayish or claylike, adjective
Word Origin for clay
British Dictionary definitions for clay (2 of 2)
Scientific definitions for clay
Idioms and Phrases with clay
In addition to the idiom beginning with clay
- clay pigeon
- feet of clay