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gault

noun
  1. a stiff compact clay or thick heavy clayey soil
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C16: of obscure origin

Gault

noun
  1. the Gault the Lower Cretaceous clay formation in eastern England
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  • Mrs. Ryan, who lives at 139 Gault court, agreed to the stipulation.

  • As Gault made strangled noises, Pillbot stared interestedly.

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  • "Gault has some reason for not wanting his silhouette touched," he said.

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  • Why hadn't he been able to move it—Professor Gault moved about freely.

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  • He would then experiment with that second one, without endangering Gault.

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