loam : Definition, Usages, News and More

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  • n  a rich soil consisting of a mixture of sand and clay and decaying organic materials

  • The unarmed bomb slammed down in the gummy loam near Florence (pop.
  • But the new farmland won't make up for the loss of the old, because soils further north in territories such as Siberia or Labrador are thin in nutrients compared to the rich loam .
  • The glacial loam it's so beautiful, but surreal.
News & Articles


  • Richard Mandella in BloodHorse
    The natural resources in our area make it difficult for us to get the sandy loam we need to make a good racetrack,said Mandella, who has horses stabled at both Santa Anita and Hollywood Park. "Tracks little by little got worse and worse,...
  • Simon Schama in Independent
    It is a larky riposte, droll, bathos not pathos, and fails to unearth what Simon Schama describes as the "loam of memory".
  • TS Eliot in Telegraph.co.uk
    Listen to the stamping drone bass in the finale of his last symphony and you'll hear the perfect musical portrait of what TS Eliot described as "earth feet, loam feet, lifted in country mirth".

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