adobe clay

adobe clay
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  • adobe —   n. unburnt sundried brick; dwelling of adobe; clay used for adobe; a. built of adobe …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • Adobe — bricks are a natural building material made from sand, clay, water, and some kind of fibrous or organic material (sticks, straw, dung), which is shaped into bricks using frames and dried in the sun. It is similar to cob and mudbrick. Adobe… …   Wikipedia

  • adobe — ☆ adobe [ə dō′bē ] n. [Sp < Ar aṭ ṭūba, the brick < al, the + Coptic tōbe, brick] 1. unburnt, sun dried brick 2. the clay of which such brick is made 3. a building made of adobe, esp. in the Southwest …   English World dictionary

  • adobe — ► NOUN ▪ a kind of clay used to make sun dried bricks. ORIGIN from Spanish adobar to plaster , from an Arabic word meaning «bricks» …   English terms dictionary

  • clay — [n] workable earth material adobe, argil, argillaceous earth, bole, brick, china material, clunch, earth, kaolin, loam, loess, marl, mud, porcelain material, pottery, slip, terra cotta, till, wacke; concept 509 …   New thesaurus

  • adobe — /euh doh bee/, n. 1. sun dried brick made of clay and straw, in common use in countries having little rainfall. 2. a yellow silt or clay, deposited by rivers, used to make bricks. 3. a building constructed of adobe. 4. a dark, heavy soil,… …   Universalium

  • clay — clay1 claylike, adj. /klay/, n. 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… …   Universalium

  • Clay Allison — This article is about the gunfighter. For the 1980s band with an alias of the same name, see Opal (band). Clay Allison (September 2, 1840 – July 3, 1887) was a Texas cattle rancher and gunfighter. He is one of the best known historic figures of… …   Wikipedia

  • Clay — /klay/, n. 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… …   Universalium

  • Clay — For other uses, see Clay (disambiguation). The Gay Head cliffs in Martha s Vineyard consist almost entirely of clay. Clay is a general term including many combinations of one or more clay minerals with traces of metal oxides and organic… …   Wikipedia

  • adobe — noun Etymology: Spanish, from Arabic al ṭūb the brick, from Coptic tōbe brick, from Egyptian dbt Date: 1748 1. a brick or building material of sun dried earth and straw 2. a structure made of adobe bricks 3. a heavy clay used in making adobe… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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