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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 loam /ˈlom, ||ˈlum, ||ˈlʊm/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Loam n.
 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: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Loam, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Loamed p. pr. & vb. n. Loaming.] To cover, smear, or fill with loam.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

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