a brown to red, widely distributed deep-sea deposit consisting chiefly of microscopic particles and tinted red by iron oxides and manganese.
- red-clay, adjective
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How to use red clay in a sentence
Our house was on a red clay road, next to a pine woods and a saw mill.
We waited and waited, and Boris, growing restless, wandered about, fussing with modelling wax and red clay.Read ‘The King in Yellow,’ the ‘True Detective’ Reference That’s the Key to the Show | Robert W. Chambers | February 20, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
On the red clay in Paris, Nadal defeated Roger Federer in four sets to win the French Open.
She recently opened her latest venture, the homey Chestnut Hill eatery red clay.
Man was made by Tiki, who took red clay, and kneaded it with his own blood, or with the red water of swamps.Myth, Ritual, and Religion, Vol. 1 | Andrew Lang
"Let us try going forward," he said; and they struggled in the red clay along the groove a man's nailed boots had made.Sons and Lovers | David Herbert Lawrence
Quinton Edge himself was sitting at the corner of the fireplace smoking a red-clay pipe with a reed stem.The Doomsman | Van Tassel Sutphen
When he came to the edge of the wet, red clay, however, he straightened himself and looked about him.Earth's Enigmas | Charles G. D. Roberts
This in former days was procured from a deep red clay known as ela-wt, or reddish brown clay.The Sacred Formulas of the Cherokees | James Mooney