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The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Loam \Loam\ (l[=o]m), 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. [1913 Webster] We wash a wall of loam; we labor in vain. --Hooker. [1913 Webster] 2. (Founding) A mixture of sand, clay, and other materials, used in making molds for large castings, often without a pattern. [1913 Webster] 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. [1913 Webster]