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gley

[ gley ]

noun

, Geology.
  1. a mottled soil in which iron compounds have been oxidized and reduced by intermittent water saturation.


gley

/ ɡleɪ /

noun

  1. a bluish-grey compact sticky soil occurring in certain humid regions


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Word History and Origins

Origin of gley1

1925–30; < Ukrainian gleĭ clayey earth; cognate with Byelorussian, Russian dialect gleĭ, Serbo-Croatian glêj; akin to clay

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Word History and Origins

Origin of gley1

C20: from Russian glei clay

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Example Sentences

The wifes assistants, if she has any, are unspeakably in the rough, and little children make all her schemes gang a-gley.

But "the best-laid schemes o' mice an' men gang aft a-gley."

Camus and Gley,60 with crude preparations, had previously obtained a similar result.

But, "the best laid schemes o' mice and men gang aft a-gley."

The best-laid plans of politicians, however, (p. 189) gang aft a-gley.

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