London clay

Definitions

  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • London clay a geological formation in south-eastern England, belonging to the lower division of the Eocene Tertiary
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Usage

In literature:

He had taken the raw clay out of the London streets and molded it anew.
"The Troll Garden and Selected Stories" by Willa Cather
Three hundred and thirty feet of London clay.
"Scientific Essays and Lectures" by Charles Kingsley
London Clay; also as nodules and concretions, e.g.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 6, Slice 4" by Various
The former are common in some beds of the London Clay, and were formerly used for making cement.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 6, Slice 7" by Various
The Isle of Sheppey, which is now about six miles long by four in breadth, is composed of London clay.
"Principles of Geology" by Charles Lyell
In the London Basin these beds are represented only by thin sandy clays In the Middle Bagshot group.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 4, Slice 3" by Various
In Alum Bay the London clay, about 400 ft. in thickness, consists of clays, chiefly dark blue, with sands, and lines of septaria.
"The Geological Story of the Isle of Wight" by J. Cecil Hughes
We may presume, therefore, that the London clay proper is older than the calcaire grossier.
"A Manual of Elementary Geology" by Charles Lyell
Between the two last named formations is a broad outcrop of London Clay.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 3, Slice 6" by Various
London printed by R. Clay and Sons limited 1891.
"A Catalogue of Books in English Later than 1700 (Vol 3 of 3)" by Various
At length the London Clay was reached, which necessitated various cuttings, some 16ft.
"The Mapleson Memoirs, vol I" by James H. Mapleson
RICHARD CLAY & SONS, LIMITED, LONDON & BUNGAY.
"'Midst the Wild Carpathians" by Mór Jókai
Digging in the London clay does not stimulate thought; it deadens thought.
"Leaves in the Wind" by A. G. Gardiner
Mr. Clay was in London when the tidings of Waterloo arrived, and set the British frantic with exultation.
"Homes of American Statesmen" by Various
Then Clay, Adams, and Gallatin spent three months in London negotiating a treaty of commerce.
"Famous American Statesmen" by Sarah Knowles Bolton
Plants of London clay, 67.
"Omphalos" by Philip Henry Gosse
There are very deep wells throughout the London clay, and other beds below it, perhaps, at Wimbledon and at Richmond Park.
"Notes and Queries, Vol. V, Number 115, January 10, 1852" by Various
London: printed for W. Mears, at the Lamb; F. Clay, at the Bible; and D. Browne, at the Black Swan, without Temple Bar.
"The Life of Daniel De Foe" by George Chalmers
The London Clay is much used for bricks, coarse pottery and Roman cement.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 15, Slice 7" by Various
The dried clay and the blades of grass were positive proof that Mabel had walked somewhere besides on London pavements.
"Stolen Souls" by William Le Queux
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In poetry:

He liked old city dining rooms,
Potatoes in their skin,
But now his mouth is wide to let
The London clay come in.
"On A Portrait Of A Deaf Man" by Sir John Betjeman

In news:

Phoenix native Will Claye , back from the London Olympics, talks about winning silver and bronze, a friendship with Lolo Jones and a challenge from Usain Bolt.
Junior Gator sprinter Tony McQuay and former Florida track and field member Will Claye both advanced to the USA national team and will compete in the 2012 London Games.
With his London Summer Games experience about half complete, Clay Sniteman alternates between the professional and the fan as he talks about his Olympic moment.
London, England – Christian Taylor of the United States won the men's triple jump Thursday at the London Games, while teammate Will Claye grabbed silver.
LONDON — Christian Taylor won the Olympic triple jump gold medal Thursday night, overtaking US teammate Will Claye with his fourth jump in the final.
London's Royal Albert Hall recently chose Clay Paky's Stage Profile Plus SV to modernize its lighting system.
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