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Synonyms for clay

water soaked soil

United States general who commanded United States forces in Europe from 1945 to 1949 and who oversaw the Berlin airlift (1897-1978)

United States politician responsible for the Missouri Compromise between free and slave states (1777-1852)

the dead body of a human being

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The contents appeared to be mostly dirty water, with a small amount of a light gray, claylike sediment on the bottom.
fault': "Faulting may smoothly polish the walls of the fault plane, marking them with scratches called slickensides, or it may crush them to a fine-grained, claylike substance known as fault gouge; when the crushed rock is relatively coarse-grained it is called fault breccia.
The amount of extractable water per volume of soil increases as soil textures move from sandy towards claylike textures and is highest at a silt loam.
The shorts contain a claylike substance, which is layered into the neoprene, to help retain body heat and open the pores of the skin, allowing the body to absorb more of the cream's active ingredient.
I also wanted the project to be a sure success, as this might, for some, be their first experience with any claylike substance.
These stones are not like the hard, cholesterol-based gallstones that develop in humans, he notes, but are instead made up of a claylike sludge, formed from bilirubin, calcium and mucin, that blocks the biliary flow.
But there has been a struggle for years at the protected beach to stop unhealthy bacteria levels -- the result of leaky pipes, poor water circulation and a claylike sand surface.
Estephe of a thick, dense claylike soil with inferior drainage and lower heat retention results in wines that are chunkier, unyielding, more acidic, and a bit awkward compared to wines that come from finer, gravelly soils.
The shape stored in your computer assembled itself from a claylike material right before your eyes.
The floor was several feet thick of a white claylike material that proved to be powdery celestine mixed with microscopic calaverite and kaolinite; sacked and shipped it yielded up to $16,000 in gold per ton (at 1914 prices).
The pools look a bit like giant slices of agate, rimmed by claylike soil and deposits of silica that form cones and ridges, making the pools resemble giant margarita glasses.
Patients with this condition often are nonatopic, and they often have nasal polyps and a single sinus filled with a mucopurulent claylike material.
We searched for claylike, grayish brown mud that stuck together like putty, more prominent on the edges of the fallen earth.
The tuff is covered with 3 to 4 feet of claylike soil and alluvium, composed mainly of quartz, feldspar, sanidine crystals, rhyolite, and latite.
Often taken to include all products made by heating natural claylike materials: pottery, chinaware, glass, and bricks.