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a stiff compact clay or thick heavy clayey soil
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C16: of obscure origin


the Gault, the Lower Cretaceous clay formation in eastern England
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  • Do you believe, Professor gault, that this four dimensional plane contains life—intelligent life?

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  • As gault made strangled noises, Pillbot stared interestedly.

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  • One of the rubber boats was unloaded, and Mr. gault and Richard carried it down to the bank.

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  • He would then experiment with that second one, without endangering gault.

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  • The outcrop of the gault is marked by a line of springs on all sides of the Southern Downs.

  • "gault has some reason for not wanting his silhouette touched," he said.

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  • A broad band of gault, a bluish clay, extends from Towersey across the county in a north-easterly direction.

  • Why hadn't he been able to move it—Professor gault moved about freely.

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