a clay formed by the decomposition of volcanic ash, having the ability to absorb large quantities of water and to expand to several times its normal volume.
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a valuable clay, formed by the decomposition of volcanic ash, that swells as it absorbs water: used as a filler in the building, paper, and pharmaceutical industries
the sacred bird of ancient Egypt, corresponding to the phoenix. Historical Examples The Message Louis Tracy The Message Louis Tracy The American Journal of Archaeology, 1893-1 Various The Message Louis Tracy
a river in W Africa, flowing Wfrom Cameroon to the Niger River in Nigeria. 870 miles (1400 km). Historical Examples Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 4, Slice 3 Various The New Gresham Encyclopedia. Vol. 1 Part 1 Various Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 4, Slice 3 Various Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 10, Slice 4 […]
a branch of Niger-Congo that comprises a large number of languages, as Efik, Tiv, and the Bantu languages, spoken in central and southern Africa. noun a branch of the Niger-Congo family of African languages, consisting of the Bantu languages together with certain other languages of W Africa adjective relating or belonging to this group of […]
a city in E Liaoning province, in NE China. noun an industrial city in SE China, in S Liaoning province. Pop: 967 000 (2005 est)