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Definition of Clay

Clay

  1. A soft earth, which is plastic, or may be molded with the hands, consisting of hydrous silicate of aluminium. It is the result of the wearing down and decomposition, in part, of rocks containing aluminous minerals, as granite. Lime, magnesia, oxide of iron, and other ingredients, are often present as impurities.
  2. Earth in general, as representing the elementary particles of the human body; hence, the human body as formed from such particles.
  3. To cover or manure with clay.
  4. To clarify by filtering through clay, as sugar.

Clay Quotations

Cassius Clay is a name that white people gave to my slave master. Now that I am free, that I don't belong anymore to anyone, that I'm not a slave anymore, I gave back their white name, and I chose a beautiful African one.
Muhammad Ali

My grandmothers are full of memories, smelling of soap and onions and wet clay, with veins rolling roughly over quick hands, they have many clean words to say, my grandmothers were strong.
Margaret Walker

'Empathy' is the latest code word for liberal activism, for treating the Constitution as malleable clay to be kneaded and molded in whatever form justices want. It represents an expansive view of the judiciary in which courts create policy that couldn't pass the legislative branch or, if it did, would generate voter backlash.
Karl Rove

From 1936 on, I have taken more falls than any other 20 comedians put together. From the time I was 21, I've taken them on everything from clay courts to cement to wood floors, coming off pianos, going out a two-story window, landing on Dean, falling into the rough. You do that and you're gonna have problems.
Jerry Lewis

No man ever wetted clay and then left it, as if there would be bricks by chance and fortune.
Plutarch
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Clay Translations

clay in Danish is ler
clay in Dutch is aarden, van klei, klei-
clay in Finnish is savi
clay in French is glaise, argile, tonale
clay in Italian is argilla
clay in Norwegian is leire
clay in Portuguese is argila
clay in Spanish is arcilla
clay in Swedish is lera
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