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Meaning of LOAM

Pronunciation:  lowm

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  a rich soil consisting of a mixture of sand and clay and decaying organic materials
 

LOAM is a 4 letter word that starts with L.

 

 See Also: chernozemic soil, dirt, regur, regur soil, soil

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \Loam\, n. [AS. l[=a]m; akin to D. leem, G. lehm, and E.
    lime. See 4th {Lime}.]
    1. A kind of soil; an earthy mixture of clay and sand, with
       organic matter to which its fertility is chiefly due.
    
             We wash a wall of loam; we labor in vain. --Hooker.
    
    2. (Founding) A mixture of sand, clay, and other materials,
       used in making molds for large castings, often without a
       pattern.
    
    {Loam mold} (Founding), a mold made with loam. See {Loam},
       n., 2.
    
    {Loam molding}, the process or business of making loam molds.
    
    {Loam plate}, an iron plate upon which a section of a loam
       mold rests, or from which it is suspended.
    
    {Loam work}, loam molding or loam molds.
    
    
  2. \Loam\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Loamed}; p. pr. & vb. n.
    {Loaming}.]
    To cover, smear, or fill with loam.
    
    
 

 

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