- covered or smeared with clay.
- like or resembling clay.
- full of or abounding in clay.
Origin of clayey
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Examples from the Web for clayey
Use of clayey gravel or an accumulation of dirt on the surface.Concrete Construction
Halbert P. Gillette
It is greater in loamy and clayey soils; but is still small.Peat and its Uses as Fertilizer and Fuel
Samuel William Johnson
Clayey soils are composed of fine particles that adhere to each other.
The road was cream-white—a clayey kind of earth, apparently.Following the Equator, Complete
Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
This clayey stuff is what I've longed for—I know what is behind it.The Gilded Age, Complete
Mark Twain and Charles Dudley Warner
Word Origin and History for clayey
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