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Noun: clay  kley
  1. A very fine-grained soil that is plastic when moist but hard when fired
  2. Water soaked soil; soft wet earth
    - mud
  3. The dead body of a human being
    "honour comes to bless the turf that wraps their clay";
    - cadaver, corpse, stiff [informal], remains
Noun: Clay  kley
  1. United States general who commanded United States forces in Europe from 1945 to 1949 and who oversaw the Berlin airlift (1898-1978)
    - Lucius D. Clay, Lucius Clay, Lucius DuBignon Clay
  2. United States politician responsible for the Missouri Compromise between free and slave states (1777-1852)
    - Henry Clay, the Great Compromiser

Derived forms: clays

Type of: body, dead body, dirt, full general, general, pol [N. Amer, informal], political leader, politician, politico [informal], pollie [Austral, informal], polly [Austral, informal], soil

Part of: brick, clayware, pottery, roofing tile, tile

Encyclopedia: Clay, NY