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Origin of clay stone
First recorded in 1770–80
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How to use clay stone in a sentence
Here and there are idol figures, of grotesque and monster forms, carved from wood and the red claystone of the desert.
Although fossiliferous, the stone resembles a sandy claystone of the trap family.A Manual of Elementary Geology|Charles Lyell.
Some of them were sitting around the fire, smoking out of curiously-carved pipes of the red claystone.
The doctor drew out his great meerschaum, Gode filled a red claystone, while Seguin and I lit our husk cigarettes.
We see them light their claystone pipes, and send forth clouds of blue vapour.
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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