Clayish

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Clayish Partaking of the nature of clay, or containing particles of it.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • clayish Partaking of the nature of clay, or containing particles of it: as, “clayish water,”
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Clayish of the nature of clay
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. clæg; cf. Dan. klæg, Ger. klei.

Usage

In literature:

Then little branches of green, with a blue flower, smiled out of the clayish sand.
"The Last of the Plainsmen" by Zane Grey
The crust of the clayish earth is covered with a reddish brown covering of about half a millimeter in thickness.
"Scientific American Supplement, No. 385, May 19, 1883" by Various
It seemed withered, clayish, like the walls of a furnace in which the fire has died out.
"The Last Shot" by Frederick Palmer
I noticed some beautiful mezquites in the bed of a creek, the bottom of which was clayish.
"Unknown Mexico, Volume 1 (of 2)" by Carl Lumholtz
Under a clayish surface soil, there was a stratum of solid chalk.
"Kitchener's Mob" by James Norman Hall
Found on the ground where the soil is clayish or poor.
"The Mushroom, Edible and Otherwise" by M. E. Hard
I prefer soil somewhat clayish, underlaid with limestone, with a north or east slope.
"The Apple" by Various
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