Sagger

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Sagger A pot or case of fire clay, in which fine stoneware is inclosed while baking in the kiln; a seggar.
    • Sagger The clay of which such pots or cases are made.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • sagger Another spelling of saggar.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Sagger sag′ar a box of hard pottery in which porcelain is enclosed for baking—also v.t.ns. Sagg′ard; Sagg′ar-house, a house in which unbaked vessels are put into saggars.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
See Seggar
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
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Usage

In literature:

Jack Sagger was "mad clear through," and he attributed his discharge solely to Joe.
"Joe The Hotel Boy" by Horatio Alger Jr.
In fact, there is an entire section in the clay-shop devoted to nothing but sagger making.
"The Story of Porcelain" by Sara Ware Bassett
You don't know what a sagger is, I reckon?
"Clayhanger" by Arnold Bennett
When it goes out they let several more days go by for the kiln to cool, and then take out the saggers.
"Illustrated Science for Boys and Girls" by Anonymous
It is a good plan when a coarse fire-clay muffle is used for glaze and biscuit to give the sides and top a sagger wash of lead and stone.
"Pottery, for Artists Craftsmen & Teachers" by George J. Cox
The saggers, ovens, and the mode of conducting the fire do not differ in this case from those used for making biscuit.
"British Manufacturing Industries" by L. Arnoux
In burning the coarser wares, every piece is not thus inclosed; but, between every two saggers, a naked piece is placed.
"Popular Technology; Volume 2" by Edward Hazen
Bats and props are best made of sagger clay to which has been added about one-third of crushed fire-brick.
"The Potter's Craft" by Charles F. Binns
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