Portland cement


  • WordNet 3.6
    • n Portland cement a cement that hardens under water; made by heating limestone and clay in a kiln and pulverizing the result
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Portland cement A cement having the color of the Portland stone of England, made by calcining an artificial mixture of carbonate of lime and clay, or sometimes certain natural limestones or chalky clays. It contains a large proportion of clay, and hardens under water.
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In literature:

After cooling, the clinker is ground into very fine powder, which is the Portland cement of commerce.
"Edison, His Life and Inventions" by Frank Lewis Dyer and Thomas Commerford Martin
The whole deck was then carefully calked and the sides made watertight with Portland cement.
"Scientific American Supplement, No. 799, April 25, 1891" by Various
The plaster on the inside is in this case often rendered in nearly neat Portland cement.
"Burroughs' Encyclopaedia of Astounding Facts and Useful Information, 1889" by Barkham Burroughs
If the conservatives believed in conversion they would not be so afraid that they feel obliged to resort to Portland Cement.
"Crowds" by Gerald Stanley Lee
The demand for Portland cement has increased and is still increasing at a rapid ratio.
"Scientific American Supplement, No. 620, November 19,1887" by Various
BLACK 2/6 Portland Cement for Users.
"French Polishing and Enamelling" by Richard Bitmead
It should be used in all good class work, where Portland cement is not desired.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 4, Part 3" by Various
It's a mighty handsome-lookin' safe, all laid in Portland cement, as you can see, but we're not goin' to tarry lookin' into that just now.
"Phantom Wires" by Arthur Stringer
First, he must buy Portland cement of the best quality.
"Diggers in the Earth" by Eva March Tappan
I bid on the best grade of Portland cement for that job.
"The Making of Bobby Burnit" by George Randolph Chester
The world trade is chiefly in Portland cement.
"The Economic Aspect of Geology" by C. K. Leith
Wilbur's Premium Portland Cement.
"The Blue Ghost Mystery" by Harold Leland Goodwin
This rendering is usually composed of lime and hair mortar, though Portland cement has come into use to some extent recently.
"Cottage Building in Cob, Pisé, Chalk and Clay" by Clough Williams-Ellis
There is a large Portland cement factory here.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 5, Slice 4" by Various
Deposits of true chalk are utilized in the manufacture of Portland cement for local markets.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 2, Slice 5" by Various
Also the name of the best work to consult upon the manufacture of Portland cement.
"Scientific American, Vol. XXXIX.--No. 24. [New Series.], December 14, 1878" by Various
In the neighbourhood of Glens Falls are valuable quarries of black marble and limestone, and lime, plaster and Portland cement works.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 12, Slice 1" by Various
The cement deposits are also of value, natural cement being valued at $118,221 and Portland cement at $2,461,494 in 1906.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 14, Slice 3" by Various
The walls were built of heavy slabs of Portland stone cemented together with extreme nicety and care.
"The Soul Stealer" by Cyril Arthur Edward Ranger Gull
The manufacture of Portland cement is of greater importance.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 15, Slice 7" by Various

In news:

A parking ramp at the medical center also used Lafarge's SF cement, which is produced by blending Portland cement and silica fume.
1.1 This specification applies to the minimum installation requirements for nonmetallic plaster bases used with Portland-cement-based plaster.
Cohrs elected chairman of Portland Cement Association.
A recent study by the Portland Cement Association (PCA) revealed that given the fragile state of the economy, inaction by Congress could prompt a recession and have a negative impact on the construction industry.
Lingering negative effects on cement consumption and the construction industry as a result of the waning US economy is projected by the Portland Cement Association (PCA) in its latest industry forecast.
Pretoria Portland Cement Sales Boosted by Higher Prices.
Company uses an in-place recycled Portland cement base to stabilize a Maryland road in desperate need of repair.
Portland Cement Association offers blast resistant design guide for reinforced concrete structures.
The Portland Cement Company of Oregon makes these tiles from a proprietary concrete which they then cast in a hexagon mold.
The intent of this revision is to add a non-mandatory note to identify the availability of a prepackaged reference portland cement for conducting the slag -activity tests in accordance with ASTM C989.
The Portland Cement Association (PCA) forecasts a 7.5-percent increase in cement consumption in 2012, up 50 basis points from its summer forecast.
Pretoria Portland Cement Sales Boosted by Higher Prices.
Jobsite prepared mortars that may have included fireclay and Portland cement are now out of favor.
One indicator of the concrete market is the annual Cement Outlook presented by Ed Sullivan, economist for the Portland Cement Association, Skokie, Ill.
Shingled Hex Tile by Portland Cement Company made in Portland, Oregon.