It just changed into something quite dark and unattractive with clay, and was a unique moment in my artistic career.
But as with so many customs, little information is available to assess the impact of clay and its congeners on human health.
The Chinese bury them for weeks in a mixture of clay and ash to make their thousand-year-old eggs.
The Daily Pic: Beverly Semmes's clay and Freddie Brice's paint collide in New York.
Only hot water can be consumed, and the minimal amounts of food acceptable must never be cooked in a clay pot.
They are composed of clay mixed with gravel, and covered with a wall of amygdaloid.
This we also burnt with fire, after we had protected the fresh flint by plastering it with clay.
He takes an unsightly piece of clay and moulds it into a thing divine.'
The fire was burning on a clay floor a few feet from where I was lying.
clay replied with a wink, and so I made my way out as swiftly as I could.
Old English clæg "stiff, sticky earth; clay," from West Germanic *klaijaz (cf. Old High German kliwa "bran," German Kleie, Old Frisian klai "clay," Old Saxon klei, Middle Dutch clei, Danish klæg "clay;" also Old English clæman, Old Norse kleima, Old High German kleiman "to cover with clay"), from PIE root *glei- "clay" (cf. Greek gloios "sticky matter;" Latin gluten "glue;" Old Church Slavonic glina "clay," glenu "slime, mucus;" Old Irish glenim "I cleave, adhere").
in Scripture, the stuff from which the body of the first man was formed; hence "human body" (especially when dead). Clay pigeon is from 1888. Feet of clay "fundamental weakness" is from Dan. ii:33.
This word is used of sediment found in pits or in streets (Isa. 57:20; Jer. 38:60), of dust mixed with spittle (John 9:6), and of potter's clay (Isa. 41:25; Nah. 3:14; Jer. 18:1-6; Rom. 9:21). Clay was used for sealing (Job 38:14; Jer. 32:14). Our Lord's tomb may have been thus sealed (Matt. 27:66). The practice of sealing doors with clay is still common in the East. Clay was also in primitive times used for mortar (Gen. 11:3). The "clay ground" in which the large vessels of the temple were cast (1 Kings 7:46; 2 Chr. 4:17) was a compact loam fitted for the purpose. The expression literally rendered is, "in the thickness of the ground,", meaning, "in stiff ground" or in clay.