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Clay vs. Mud

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Claynoun

A mineral substance made up of small crystals of silica and alumina, that is ductile when moist; the material of pre-fired ceramics.

Mudnoun

A mixture of water and soil or fine grained sediment.

Claynoun

An earth material with ductile qualities.

Mudnoun

A plaster-like mixture used to texture or smooth drywall.

Claynoun

(tennis) A tennis court surface.

‘The French Open is played on clay.’;

Mudnoun

(construction industry slang) Wet concrete as it is being mixed, delivered and poured.

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Claynoun

(biblical) The material of the human body.

Mudnoun

(figuratively) Willfully abusive, even slanderous remarks or claims, notably between political opponents.

‘The campaign issues got lost in all the mud from both parties.’;

Claynoun

(geology) A particle less than 3.9 microns in diameter, following the Wentworth scale.

Mudnoun

(slang) Money, dough, especially when proceeding from dirty business.

Claynoun

A clay pipe for smoking tobacco.

Mudnoun

stool that is exposed as a result of anal sex

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Claynoun

A clay pigeon.

‘We went shooting clays at the weekend.’;

Mudnoun

(geology) A particle less than 62.5 microns in diameter, following the Wentworth scale

Claynoun

(informal) Land or territory of a country or other political region.

‘Danzig is rightfully German clay.’;

Mudnoun

A black person.

Clayverb

(transitive) To add clay to, to spread clay onto.

Mudverb

(transitive) To make muddy or dirty; to apply mud to (something).

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Clayverb

To purify using clay.

Mudverb

(transitive) To make turbid.

Claynoun

A soft earth, which is plastic, or may be molded with the hands, consisting of hydrous silicate of aluminium. It is the result of the wearing down and decomposition, in part, of rocks containing aluminous minerals, as granite. Lime, magnesia, oxide of iron, and other ingredients, are often present as impurities.

Mudverb

To participate in a MUD or multi-user dungeon.

Claynoun

Earth in general, as representing the elementary particles of the human body; hence, the human body as formed from such particles.

‘I also am formed out of the clay.’; ‘The earth is covered thick with other clay,Which her own clay shall cover.’;

Mudnoun

Earth and water mixed so as to be soft and adhesive.

Clayverb

To cover or manure with clay.

Mudverb

To bury in mud.

Clayverb

To clarify by filtering through clay, as sugar.

Mudverb

To make muddy or turbid.

Claynoun

a very fine-grained soil that is plastic when moist but hard when fired

Mudnoun

water soaked soil; soft wet earth

Claynoun

water soaked soil; soft wet earth

Mudnoun

slanderous remarks or charges

Claynoun

United States general who commanded United States forces in Europe from 1945 to 1949 and who oversaw the Berlin airlift (1897-1978)

Mudverb

soil with mud, muck, or mire;

‘The child mucked up his shirt while playing ball in the garden’;

Claynoun

United States politician responsible for the Missouri Compromise between free and slave states (1777-1852)

Mudverb

plaster with mud

Claynoun

the dead body of a human being

Mudnoun

a computer-based text or virtual reality game which several players play at the same time, interacting with each other as well as with characters controlled by the computer.

Claynoun

a stiff, sticky fine-grained earth that can be moulded when wet, and is dried and baked to make bricks, pottery, and ceramics

‘a clay soil’; ‘a clay tile’; ‘the soil is mainly clay’; ‘the rocks are covered by various mixtures of loose clays and sands’;

Mud

Mud is soil, loam, silt or clay mixed with water. It usually forms after rainfall or near water sources.

Claynoun

sediment with particles smaller than silt, typically less than 0.002 mm.

Claynoun

a hardened clay surface for a tennis court

‘she won more matches on clay than any other player’;

Claynoun

the substance of the human body

‘this lifeless clay’;

Claynoun

a European moth with yellowish-brown wings.

Clay

Clay is a type of fine-grained natural soil material containing clay minerals. Clays develop plasticity when wet, due to a molecular film of water surrounding the clay particles, but become hard, brittle and non–plastic upon drying or firing.

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