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Definition of the noun loam

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noun - plural: loams

  1. a rich soil consisting of a mixture of sand and clay and decaying organic materials
    • lexical domain: Substances - nouns denoting substances
    • more generic words: dirt / soil = the part of the earth's surface consisting of humus and disintegrated rock
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Google previewForest Fire Insurance in the Pacific Coast States (1937)

by Harold Blaisdell Shepard

The Clinton silt loam is a Gray-Brown Podzolic soil, developed on loessial material relatively unweathered. No marked differences of texture are shown by the various horizons. The Colby silty clay loam is a Chernozem soil developed on ...

Google previewJudd Road Connector Transportation Improvements, New York Mills, New Hartford, and Whitestown, Funding and COE Section 404 Permits (1998)

Environmental Impact Statement

FREDON GRAVELLY SlLT LOAM is a deep, nearly level, somewhat poorly drained, medium lime, loamy soil formed in glacial outwash sand and gravel. The available water capacity is moderate. Penneability is moderate to rapid. Soils are ...

Google previewCongressional Serial Set (1909)

The Dekalb silt loam is the soil next in extent and is used exten- sirely for general farming and trucking, the kind of farming depending...

Google previewField Operations of the Bureau of Soils (1919)

by Milton Whitney

The fine sandy loam is the most extensive soil in the county, and is the most valuable member of this series. It is used principally for general farm crops, but a small part is devoted to peaches, berries, and truck. The fine sand is of moderate ...

Google previewSpirit Leveling in Vermont, 1896-1935 (1938)

by John George Staack

The Hagerstown loam is the most arable soil of the quadrangles and is exceptionally productive, requiring only a moderate application...

Google previewSoil Survey Reports (1925)

Genesee silt loam is the most extensive alluvial soil in the county and occurs in the first bottoms of almost every stream. The surface is...

Google previewCode of Federal Regulations (2010)


Direct loam is a loan funded and Serviced by the Agency as the lender. Disaster is an event of unusual and adverse weather conditions Or Other natural phenomena, Or quarantine, that has substantially affected the production of agricultural ...

Google previewManaging Agricultural Greenhouse Gases (2012)

Coordinated Agricultural Research through GRACEnet to Address our Changing Climate by Mark Liebig, A.J. Franzluebbers, Ronald F Follett

Sverdrup sandy loam is a sandy, mixed, frigid Typic Hapludolls from Morris, MN; Loring silt loam is a fine-silty, mixed, active, thermic Oxyaquic Fragiudalfs from Como, MS; and Gaston sandy clay loam is a fine, mixed, active, thermic Humic ...

Google previewSoil Report (1947)

Alexis silt loam is a dark soil. It occurs on the more rolling portions of the terraces along Sangamon and South Fork Sangamon rivers, where the slopes range from about 3 to 8 percent. It is a minor type in Christian county, occupying only 363 ...

Google previewSoil Survey of Mobile County, Alabama (1936)

by B. H. Williams

Lyles silty clay loam is a moderately dark gray soil occurring in depressions associated with areas of the Elk and Tyler soils and adjoining...

Genesee silt loam is the most important soil in this group, both in extent and agricultural importance.

Google previewHistory of Cooper County Missouri (1919)

by W. Foreman Johnson

As a whole the Knox silt loam is the best soil of the area.

Google previewSoil Survey of Greeley County, Kansas (1961)

by Charles W. McBee

Lofton clay loam is the dark, clayey soil that occupies these low areas. The Ulysses soils occur on...

Goshen silt loam is a deep, dark soil occupying the generally narrow, nearly level, upland swales and valley benches. Potter soils are shallow ...

Google previewLaboratory Techniques In Sericulture (2007)

by R. K. Goel

Sandy loam: The sandy loam is the soil consisting of 10-30 percent silt and clay and more than 50 percent sand and gravel where sand predominates. This soil has much sand and silt, and clay making it somewhat coherent. The individual ...

Google previewEffects of Subsurface Drainage on Pavement Performance (2007)

Analysis of the SPS-1 and SPS-2 Field Sections by Kathleen Theresa Hall, James A. Crovetti

Hayden loam is an ML-CL in the unified system and an A-6 in the AASHTO system. The Hayden series consists of deep, well drained, moderately permeable soils that formed in calcareous loamy glacial till on glacial moraines and till plains .

Google previewThe Sundarbans of India (2003)

A Development Analysis

Clay loam is the predominating type. Clays with or without muck soils occur in swamps and alluvial lakes. Alluvial soils along the coast and especially in the Sundarbans area show white efflorescence of sodium chloride, as they are ...

Google preview365 Simple Science Experiments with Everyday Materials (2013)

by Elmer Richard Churchill, Louis V. Loeschnig, Muriel Mandell

The best type of soil for most plants is loam. Loam is a mixture of clay, sand, and silt with enough humus (broken-down ...

Google previewAllotment Gardening For Dummies (2010)

by Sven Wombwell

Loam is the king of soils and what all gardeners dream of in terms of its fertility, workability and nutrient content. Loam is very roughly made up of 40 per cent sand, 40 per cent silt and 20 per cent clay, giving it all the best characteristics of each ...

Google previewForest Conditions in the San Francisco Mountains Forest Reserve (1904)

Arizona by John Bernhard Leiberg, Theodore F. Rixon, Arthur Dodwell

The gravelly loam is the prevailing type of soil. It consists of loamy or adobe constituents mixed with varying percentages of volcanic debris in the areas covered with lava, and with limestone fragments when outcrops of that rock occur .

Google previewSoil survey (1923-1936) (1929)

Collington sandy loam is an easy soil to work and appears to withstand rather protracted periods of dry weather. Land of this kind is sold at prices ranging from $100 to $175 an acre, depending on location and improvements. The suggestions ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Modern Gardening (1847)

by George William Johnson

A light rich loam, mixed with peat. They may be increased by division, but the strongest plants are raised from seed.

Google previewThe American Encyclopaedia of Agriculture (1881)

A Treasury of Useful Information for the Farm and Household by Johnathan Periam

Clay loam; new upland; diluvial; black loam. Massachusetts . .. April 10 to 25 .

Google previewEncyclopaedia Metropolitana, Or, Universal Dictionary of Knowledge (1845)

Comprising the Twofold Advantage of a Philosophical and an Alphabetical Arrangement, with Appropriate Engravings by Edward Smedley, Hugh James Rose, Henry John Rose

The level land near the Tees is a gravelly loam of good quality. In other parts of the North Riding in the Vale of York there are clay, peat, moorland, the last a term for a thin cold clay, in some places mingled with pebbles and cobble stones, ...

Google previewThe Dictionary of the Farm ... Second Edition, with a Supplement (1845)

sessilijlora, prefers strong or even clayey loam; any soil not wet or chalky. Beech, Fagus sylvatica, calcareous soils, gravelly or sandy loam; dislikes stiff clay. Elm, Ulmus campestris, U. glabra, montana, attains , ...

Google previewLondon Encyclopaedia; Or, Universal Dictionary of Science, Art, Literature and Practical Mechanics (1829)

Comprising a Popular View of the Present State of Knowledge

The soil about Kington is a strong clay loam, and continues this quality to within a mile of Radway, where it alters to a rich...

Google previewLeslie's Year Book and Encyclopedia (1916)

Sandy or clay loam.

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Loam Meaning

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Paula is digging and shaping the loam of a salvia,
Scarlet Chinese talker of summer.
Two petals of crabapple blossom blow fallen in Paula's
And fluff of white from a cottonwood. (Carl Sandburg)
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Scrabble value of L1O1A1M3

The value of this 4-letter word is 6 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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