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ABC soil a soil made up of three distinct layers, the A or top layer being humus and organic matter, the B layer being clay and oxidized material, and the C layer being loose rock and mineral materials.
adobe a building material of sun-dried clay mixed with straw, usu. made into bricks. [2/3 definitions]
argillaceous of or containing clay or its components.
armature in sculpture, a framework providing a core for modeling materials such as wax, clay, and plaster. [1/4 definitions]
biscuit clay or porcelain that has been fired but not glazed. (See bisque2.) [1/4 definitions]
bisque2 clay or porcelain that has been fired but not glazed. (See biscuit.)
boccie a form of lawn bowling, originating in Italy, played with wooden balls on a long narrow court of dirt, clay, or sand.
bone china a fine type of white porcelain produced by mixing bone ash or calcium phosphate with the clay.
breccia rock consisting of sharp-angled fragments of older rocks cemented together in sandstone, clay, or the like.
brick a uniform, rectangular block of clay, dried and hardened by sun or in a kiln, used as a building material. [1/6 definitions]
caliche a deposit of sand or clay in arid regions that is cemented by calcium carbonate and other soluble minerals.
cement any of various powdered mixtures of clay and limestone that harden into a solid with the addition of water, used as a construction material. [1/6 definitions]
ceramic of or pertaining to objects made from clay or other nonmetallic mineral. [1/3 definitions]
chimney pot a pipe, usu. of clay, fitted to the top of a chimney to improve the draft.
churchwarden a long-stemmed smoking pipe made of clay. [1/3 definitions]
clay pigeon a clay disk used as a target in trapshooting.
clod a lump of earth or clay. [1/2 definitions]
conté a hard crayon of clay and graphite, usu. of a dark color such as brown or black.
cruse a small, usu. clay container for holding liquids such as oil or wine.
diya a small, open-dish oil lamp made of baked clay, used in India and Nepal.
earthen made of clay. [1/2 definitions]