to be made of clay

to be made of clay
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  • clay — [ kleı ] noun uncount ** 1. ) a type of heavy wet dirt that becomes hard when it is baked in a kiln (=oven), used for making cups, plates, and other objects: clay pots 2. ) AMERICAN a soft, usually colored substance that can be pressed or rolled… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • Clay, Henry — born April 12, 1777, Hanover county, Va., U.S. died June 29, 1852, Washington, D.C. U.S. politician. He practiced law from 1797 in Virginia and then in Kentucky, where he served in the state legislature (1803–09). He was elected to the U.S. House …   Universalium

  • Clay — For other uses, see Clay (disambiguation). The Gay Head cliffs in Martha s Vineyard consist almost entirely of clay. Clay is a general term including many combinations of one or more clay minerals with traces of metal oxides and organic… …   Wikipedia

  • clay — noun ADJECTIVE ▪ heavy ▪ fine ▪ soft ▪ damp, sticky, wet ▪ china (esp. Br …   Collocations dictionary

  • clay court — noun : a tennis court with a clay or dirt surface clay court championship compare grass court, hard court * * * an outdoor tennis court having a clay surface. Cf. grass court, hard court. [1915 20] * * * clay court noun Clay covered tennis court… …   Useful english dictionary

  • clay pigeon — {n.}, {slang}, {informal} 1. A popular target at practice shooting made of clay and roughly resembling a pigeon; an easy target that doesn t move. * /All he can shoot is a clay pigeon./ 2. A person who, like a clay pigeon in target practice, is… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • clay pigeon — {n.}, {slang}, {informal} 1. A popular target at practice shooting made of clay and roughly resembling a pigeon; an easy target that doesn t move. * /All he can shoot is a clay pigeon./ 2. A person who, like a clay pigeon in target practice, is… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • clay\ pigeon — noun slang informal 1. A popular target at practice shooting made of clay and roughly resembling a pigeon; an easy target that doesn t move. All he can shoot is a clay pigeon. 2. A person who, like a clay pigeon in target practice, is immobilized …   Словарь американских идиом

  • Clay — n. 1 a stiff sticky earth, used for making bricks, pottery, ceramics, etc. 2 poet. the substance of the human body. 3 (in full clay pipe) a tobacco pipe made of clay. Phrases and idioms: clay pan Austral. a natural hollow in clay soil, retaining… …   Useful english dictionary

  • clay — n. 1 a stiff sticky earth, used for making bricks, pottery, ceramics, etc. 2 poet. the substance of the human body. 3 (in full clay pipe) a tobacco pipe made of clay. Phrases and idioms: clay pan Austral. a natural hollow in clay soil, retaining… …   Useful english dictionary

  • clay */*/ — UK [kleɪ] / US noun [uncountable] 1) a type of heavy wet soil that becomes hard when it is baked in a kiln (= oven), used for making cups, plates, and other objects clay pots 2) a hard surface made from clay on which tennis is played • See: foot… …   English dictionary


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