claypan


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claypan

[′klā‚pan]
(geology)
A stratum of compact, stiff, relatively impervious noncemented clay; can be worked into a soft, plastic mass if immersed in water.
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(e) Palu nganana tjitu- run like this ka kapi palya kutu tjintjira ngara-ma But 1.PL always-run like this and water good very claypan be-IMP.IPFV 'But of course, we let it flow like this, so the good water will remain in the claypan.'
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Pre-mining soils are largely order Alfisols and Subgroup Typic Fragiudalfs (Miles and Weiss, 1978) including infertile fragipan and claypan soils.
When she arrives at the station, she is overwhelmed by the strangeness of the landscape: the drought-ravaged trees, the claypan, the parrots, and later by the dust storms and the heat, but she decides to stay on the job when she notices Boy's romantic interest in her.
It should be noted that the assemblages at these sites are similar to that described by Veth (1987:105) for claypan sites in the Great Sandy Desert, although gilgais differ from claypans in responding much more quickly to rain.
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