What is Clay?

Clay

Clay is a general term including many combinations of one or more clay minerals with traces of metal oxides and organic matter. Geologic clay deposits are mostly composed of phyllosilicate minerals containing variable amounts of water trapped in the mineral structure.

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Dew Pond - Construction
... shallow, saucer-shaped and lined with puddled clay, chalk or marl on an insulating straw layer over a bottom layer of chalk or lime ... earthworms from their natural tendency of burrowing upwards, which in a short while would make the clay lining porous, a layer of soot would be incorporated or lime ... The clay is usually covered with straw to prevent cracking by the sun and a final layer of chalk rubble or broken stone to protect the lining from the hoofs of sheep or cattle ...
Foudry Brook - Geology and Hydrogeology
... In the areas underlying Foudry Brook an overlying layer of clay and sand confines the chalk Foudry Brook has the typical characteristic of clay catchment rivers ... quickly to extreme rainfall events due to the impermeable nature of the clay over which it flows and the resulting high surface water runoff ...
Vojislava Lukić - Career Statistics - ITF Doubles Finals: 8 (3–5)
22 May 2005 Pitești, Romania Clay Andrea Popović Mădălina Gojnea Monica Niculescu 4–6, 3–6 Runner–ups 2. 26 March 2006 Al Mansourah, Egypt Clay Laura-Ioana Andrei Kateryna Avdiyenko Iryna Brémond 2–6, 1–6 Runner–ups 3. 2 April 2006 Cairo, Egypt Clay Laura-Ioana Andrei Galina Fokina Raissa Gourevitch 6(2)–7, 7–5, 4–6 Runner–ups 4 ...
Clay, West Virginia - Demographics
... There were 261 households out of which 32.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 37.2% were married couples living together, 17.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 41.0% were non-families. 39.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 19.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older ...
Green Clay
... Green Clay (August 14, 1757 – October 31, 1828) was a United States politician and a soldier in both the American Revolutionary War and the War of 1812 ... Clay was born in Powhatan County, Virginia to Charles and Martha Clay ... During the War of 1812, Clay became a general in the Kentucky militia ...

More definitions of "Clay":

  • (noun): United States politician responsible for the Missouri Compromise between free and slave states (1777-1852).
    Synonyms: Henry Clay, the Great Compromiser
  • (noun): A very fine-grained soil that is plastic when moist but hard when fired.
  • (noun): Water soaked soil; soft wet earth.
    Synonyms: mud
  • (noun): United States general who commanded United States forces in Europe from 1945 to 1949 and who oversaw the Berlin airlift (1897-1978).
    Synonyms: Lucius Clay, Lucius DuBignon Clay

Famous quotes containing the word clay:

    With earth’s first clay they did the last man knead,
    There of the last harvest sowed the seed,
    And what the first morning of creation wrote,
    The last dawn of reckoning shall read.
    Edward Fitzgerald (1809–1883)

    When Nature was shaping him, clay was not granted
    For making so full-sized a man as she wanted,
    So, to fill out her model, a little she spared
    From some finer-grained stuff for a woman prepared,
    And she could not have hit a more excellent plan
    For making him fully and perfectly man.
    James Russell Lowell (1819–1891)

    The earth is covered thick with other clay,
    Which her own clay shall cover, heaped and pent,
    Rider and horse,—friend, foe,—in one red
    burial blent!
    George Gordon Noel Byron (1788–1824)