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Pronunciation: (klā), [key]
1. a natural earthy material that is plastic when wet, consisting essentially of hydrated silicates of aluminum: used for making bricks, pottery, etc.
2. earth; mud.
3. earth, esp. regarded as the material from which the human body was formed.
4. the human body, esp. as distinguished from the spirit or soul; the flesh.
5. human character as estimated according to fineness of constitution, endowments, etc.: The saints and heroes seem of a different clay from most of us.

1. to treat or mix with clay; cover, daub, or fill with clay.
2. to filter through clay.


Pronunciation: (klā), [key]
a lusterless serge having a rough texture. Also called clay' wor'sted.


Pronunciation: (klā), [key]
1. Bertha M. (Charlotte Monica Braeme), 1836–84, English author: originator of a long series of romantic novels.
2. Cassius Marcellus, 1810–1903, U.S. antislavery leader and diplomat.
3. Cassius Marcellus, Jr., original name of Muhammad Ali.
4. Henry, 1777–1852, U.S. statesman and orator.
5. Lucius (Du•Bi•gnon) Pronunciation: (dOO"bin-yon'), [key] 1897–1978, U.S. general.
6. a male given name.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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