Definition of London clay in English:

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London clay

Pronunciation: /ˈlʌndən/


[mass noun]
Clay forming an extensive layer in SE England, dating from the lower Eocene period.
Example sentences
  • Residents in Southend, Westcliff and Leigh are likely to be hit particularly hard because the soil is predominantly London clay.
  • Colchester in Essex, where London clay underlies the estuaries, was the home of the renowned Pyfleet oysters.
  • For cooling the building during warm weather, naturally chilled groundwater is brought up from the aquifer through holes bored through 410 feet of London clay.

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