loam´less

loam´less
loam «lohm», noun, verb.
–n.
1. a) a soil that is between sandy soil and clay soil in texture; rich, fertile earth in which decaying leaves and other organic matter are mixed with clay and sand and is therefore easy to wk. b) Figurative: »

College novels…were once filled with japes, walks, clubs, sports, and cliques—rich loam for the industrious novelist (New Yorker).

2. a mixture of clay, sand, and straw used to make molds for large metal castings, and also to plaster walls, stop up holes, and the like.
3. Archaic. earth; ground; soil.
–v.t.
to cover or fill with loam.
[Old English lām clayey earth. See related etym. at lime1. (Cf.lime)]
loam´less, adjective.

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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