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clay British & World English

A stiff, sticky fine-grained earth that can be moulded when wet, and is dried and baked to make bricks, pottery, and ceramics

Clay New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

, Cassius, see Muhammad Ali

Clay, Henry British & World English

(1777–1852), US politician, statesman, and orator; nicknamed the Great Pacificator and the Great Compromiser. He was a leader of the anti-British “War Hawks” in 1811 and championed the Missouri Compromise 1820. He served as secretary of state 1825–29 and as a US senator from Kentucky 1806–07, 1810–11, 1831–42, 1849–52

ball clay British & World English

A fine-textured clay used in the manufacture of ceramics

clay pipe British & World English

A tobacco pipe made of hardened clay

china clay British & World English

Another term for kaolin.

clay court British & World English

A tennis court with a surface of hardened clay

clay pigeon British & World English

A saucer-shaped piece of baked clay or other material thrown up in the air from a trap as a target for shooting

London clay British & World English

Clay forming an extensive layer in SE England, dating from the lower Eocene period

Weald clay British & World English

A series of beds of clay, sandstone, limestone, and ironstone, forming the top of the Wealden strata in southern England and containing abundant fossil remains

boulder clay British & World English

Clay containing many large stones and boulders, formed by deposition from melting glaciers and ice sheets

Clay, Cassius British & World English

See Ali, Muhammad.

clay mineral British & World English

Any of a group of minerals which occur as colloidal crystals in clay. They are all hydrated aluminosilicates having layered crystal structures

feet of clay British & World English

A fundamental flaw or weakness in a person otherwise revered

porcelain clay British & World English

Another term for kaolin.

Frick, Henry Clay British & World English

(1849–1919), US industrialist. He was chairman of the Carnegie Steel Company 1889–1900; his art collection is housed in his former home, now a museum, in New York City

fireclay British & World English

Clay capable of withstanding high temperatures, chiefly used for making firebricks

pipeclay British & World English

A fine white clay, used especially for making tobacco pipes or for whitening leather

feet of clay in foot British & World English

A fundamental flaw or weakness in a person otherwise revered

gault British & World English

A thick, heavy clay

Muhammad Ali2 British & World English

(B.1942), American boxer; born Cassius Marcellus Clay. He won the world heavyweight title in 1964, 1974, and 1978, becoming the only boxer to be world champion three times

Cassius Marcellus Clay in Muhammad Ali2 British & World English

(B.1942), American boxer; born Cassius Marcellus Clay. He won the world heavyweight title in 1964, 1974, and 1978, becoming the only boxer to be world champion three times

Cassius Marcellus Clay in Muhammad Ali New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

(b.1942), American boxer; born Cassius Marcellus Clay