CLAY's Sentences and Contexts

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 Sentences of clay
Definition:
n. very fine-grained soil that is plastic when moist but hard when fired
Example:
There will be much interest centered on Raphael Nadal of Spain who won the French Open on the red clay of Roland Garros in Paris in spectacular style.
Sentence in Classic:
He, the fallen great one, could not bear to think that man, a being of clay, should possess the inheritance which he by his sin had forfeited for ever.
A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man By James Joyce Context
A small garden sprinkled over with a scattered eruption of sickly plants separated each of these houses from the street, and was traversed by a narrow pathway, yellowish in colour, and consisting apparently of a mixture of clay and of gravel.
A Study In Scarlet By Arthur Conan Doyle Context
I left him then, still puffing at his black clay pipe, with the conviction that when I came again on the next evening I would find that he held in his hands all the clues which would lead up to the identity of the disappearing bridegroom of Miss Mary Sutherland.
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle Context
With difficulty he limped up to the door, where a squat, dark, elderly man was smoking a black clay pipe.
The Return of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle Context
Having ridden beyond the village, continually meeting and overtaking soldiers and officers of various regiments, they saw on their left some entrenchments being thrown up, the freshly dug clay of which showed up red.
War and Peace(V1) By Leo Tolstoy Context
But, Oliver felt it not, as it beat against him; for he still lay stretched, helpless and unconscious, on his bed of clay.
Oliver Twist By Charles Dickens Context
Nay, even the wooden huts of the peasantry were wonderful in the solidity of their construction, and not a clay wall or a carved pattern or other device was to be seen.
Dead Souls By Nikolai Vasilievich Gogol Context
Here was a poor girl putting aside the terrors which she naturally had of death to go watch alone by the bier of the mistress whom she loved, so that the poor clay might not be lonely till laid to eternal rest.
Dracula By Bram Stoker Context
He was aware that the qualities distinguishing her from the herd of her sex were chiefly external: as though a fine glaze of beauty and fastidiousness had been applied to vulgar clay.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton Context
For here were no long, straight furrows, such as could be seen in the yellow clay fields of the flat middle Georgia country or in the lush black earth of the coastal plantations.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche Context
The horse made me a sign to go in first; it was a large room with a smooth clay floor, and a rack and manger, extending the whole length on one side.
Gulliver's Travels(V2) By Jonathan Swift Context