Clay
I. biographical name Henry 1777-1852 American statesman & orator II. biographical name Lucius Du Bignon 1897-1978 American general

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

Synonyms:
(consisting principally of alumina and silica) / (of man, as perishable), , , ,


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  • Clay — bezeichnet: Clay Mathematics Institute, ein Mathematikinstitut Clay Research Award, ein Mathematikpreis Clay (Industrieplastilin), einen Werkstoff für den Modellbau Orte in den Vereinigten Staaten: Clay (Alabama) Clay (Arkansas) Clay… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Clay — (kl[=a]), n. [AS. cl[=ae]g; akin to LG. klei, D. klei, and perh. to AS. cl[=a]m clay, L. glus, gluten glue, Gr. gloio s glutinous substance, E. glue. Cf. {Clog}.] 1. A soft earth, which is plastic, or may be molded with the hands, consisting of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Clay — puede referirse a: Lugares: Clay, lugar designado por el censo ubicado en el condado de Jefferson en el estado estadounidense de Alabama. Clay, lugar designado por el censo ubicado en el condado de Sacramento en el estado estadounidense de… …   Wikipedia Español

  • clay — clay; clay·den; clay·ey; clay·i·ness; clay·ish; clay·man; clay·more; clay·o·quot; clay·ton; clay·to·nia; clay·ver grass; clay·ey·ness; …   English syllables

  • Clay — Clay, AL U.S. Census Designated Place in Alabama Population (2000): 4947 Housing Units (2000): 1683 Land area (2000): 10.311680 sq. miles (26.707128 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.033070 sq. miles (0.085652 sq. km) Total area (2000): 10.344750 sq.… …   StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places

  • Clay — Clay, Cassius Clay, Henry * * * (as used in expressions) Cassius (Marcellus) Clay Clay, Cassius Marcellus Clay, Henry Clay, Lucius D(uBignon) Frick, Henry Clay …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • clay — O.E. clæg stiff, sticky earth; clay, from W.Gmc. *klaijaz (Cf. O.H.G. kliwa bran, Ger. Kleie, O.Fris. klai clay, O.S. klei, M.Du. clei, Dan. klæg; O.E. clæman, O.N. kleima, O.H.G. kleiman …   Etymology dictionary

  • Clay — Clay, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Clayed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Claying}.] 1. To cover or manure with clay. [1913 Webster] 2. To clarify by filtering through clay, as sugar. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Clay —   [kleɪ],    1) Cassius, amerikanischer Boxer, Muhammad Ali.    2) Henry, amerikanischer Politiker, * Hanover County (Virginia) 12. 4. 1777, ✝ Washington (D. C.) 29. 6. 1852; Jurist, spielte als Kongressabgeordneter (1811 14, 1815 21, 1823 25),… …   Universal-Lexikon

  • 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 — m English: either a shortened form of CLAYTON (SEE Clayton) or a transferred use of the independent surname, which was originally a local name for someone who lived on a patch of land whose soil was predominantly clay (Old English clǣg) …   First names dictionary

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