from The Century Dictionary.

  • . Consisting of or of the nature of clay; abounding with clay; mixed with clay; like clay.
  • Bedaubed or besmeared with clay.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Consisting of clay; abounding with clay; partaking of clay; like clay.

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  • adjective Resembling or containing clay.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective (used of soil) compact and fine-grained
  • adjective resembling or containing clay


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From clay +‎ -y.


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  • A graceless word

    October 19, 2007

  • When did they start letting six-year-olds write the dictionary?

    October 19, 2007

  • They'd do better than a few grown-ups I know. ;-)

    October 19, 2007

  • But -- Ned Hall, there ought to be a water-furrow across this land: it's a nasty, stiff, clayey, dauby bit of ground, and thou and I must fall to, come next Monday -- I beg your pardon, cousin Manning -- and there's old Jem's cottage wants a bit of thatch; you can do that job tomorrow while I am busy. — Cousin Phillis

    July 8, 2010