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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Loam  \Loam\,  v.  i.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Loamed};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Loaming}.] 
  To  cover,  smear,  or  fill  with  loam. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Loam  \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. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  loam 
  n  :  a  rich  soil  consisting  of  a  mixture  of  sand  and  clay  and 
  decaying  organic  materials 




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