Clay is a general term including many combinations of one or more clay minerals with traces of metal oxides and organic matter. Geologic clay deposits are mostly composed of phyllosilicate minerals containing variable amounts of water trapped in the mineral structure.
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... Green Clay (August 14, 1757 – October 31, 1828) was a United States politician and a soldier in both the American Revolutionary War and the War of 1812 ... Clay was born in Powhatan County, Virginia to Charles and Martha Clay ... During the War of 1812, Clay became a general in the Kentucky militia ...
22 May 2005 Pitești, Romania Clay Andrea Popović Mădălina Gojnea Monica Niculescu 4–6, 3–6 Runner–ups 2. 26 March 2006 Al Mansourah, Egypt Clay Laura-Ioana Andrei Kateryna Avdiyenko Iryna Brémond 2–6, 1–6 Runner–ups 3. 2 April 2006 Cairo, Egypt Clay Laura-Ioana Andrei Galina Fokina Raissa Gourevitch 6(2)–7, 7–5, 4–6 Runner–ups 4 ...
... There were 261 households out of which 32.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 37.2% were married couples living together, 17.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 41.0% were non-families. 39.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 19.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older ...
... They are usually shallow, saucer-shaped and lined with puddled clay, chalk or marl on an insulating straw layer over a bottom layer of chalk or lime ... natural tendency of burrowing upwards, which in a short while would make the clay lining porous, a layer of soot would be incorporated or lime mixed with the clay ... The clay is usually covered with straw to prevent cracking by the sun and a final layer of chalk rubble or broken stone to protect the lining from the hoofs of sheep or cattle ...
... In the areas underlying Foudry Brook an overlying layer of clay and sand confines the chalk Foudry Brook has the typical characteristic of clay catchment rivers ... responds quickly to extreme rainfall events due to the impermeable nature of the clay over which it flows and the resulting high surface water runoff ...
Famous quotes containing the word clay:
“With earths first clay they did the last man knead,
There of the last harvest sowed the seed,
And what the first morning of creation wrote,
The last dawn of reckoning shall read.”
—Edward Fitzgerald (18091883)
“Was it for this the clay grew tall?
MO what made fatuous sunbeams toil
To break earths sleep at all?”
—Wilfred Owen (18931918)
“Water. Its sunny track in the plain; its splashing in the garden canal, the sound it makes when in its course it meets the mane of the grass; the diluted reflection of the sky together with the fleeting sight of the reeds; the Negresses fill their dripping gourds and their red clay containers; the song of the washerwomen; the gorged fields the tall crops ripening.”
—Jacques Roumain (19071945)