earthenware

Definitions

  • Many earthenware vessels found were used for cooking purposes, including baking dishes, three-legged pots, and covered pots
    Many earthenware vessels found were used for cooking purposes, including baking dishes, three-legged pots, and covered pots
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n earthenware ceramic ware made of porous clay fired at low heat
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Additional illustrations & photos:

A few examples of lead-glazed earthenware made in England during the 17th century. All were unearthed at Jamestown A few examples of lead-glazed earthenware made in England during the 17th century. All were unearthed at Jamestown
Examples of lead-glazed earthenware made at Jamestown about 1640-50 Examples of lead-glazed earthenware made at Jamestown about 1640-50
Earthenware vessels used for the storage of foods. Some were made at Jamestown, some were imported from England Earthenware vessels used for the storage of foods. Some were made at Jamestown, some were imported from England
Earthenware vessels made at Jamestown between 1625 and 1640. The site of an early 17th-century pottery kiln was discovered on the island in 1955 Earthenware vessels made at Jamestown between 1625 and 1640. The site of an early 17th-century pottery kiln was...
Earthenware milk pan, brass ladle, funnel fragment, and other items found which relate to dairying and cheesemaking Earthenware milk pan, brass ladle, funnel fragment, and other items found which relate to dairying and cheesemaking
EARTHENWARE BOWL. TALAVERA WARE. SOUTH KENSINGTON MUSEUM EARTHENWARE BOWL. TALAVERA WARE. SOUTH KENSINGTON MUSEUM
EARTHENWARE PLAQUE, ALCORA WARE. SOUTH KENSINGTON MUSEUM EARTHENWARE PLAQUE, ALCORA WARE. SOUTH KENSINGTON MUSEUM

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Earthenware Vessels and other utensils, ornaments, or the like, made of baked clay. See Crockery Pottery Stoneware, and Porcelain.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n earthenware Vessels or other objects of clay (whether alone or mixed with other mineral substances) baked or fired in a kiln, or more rarely sun-dried or otherwise prepared without firing. The term is often restricted to the coarser qualities, as distinguished from porcelain and stoneware and from terra-cotta. In this sense earthenware may be known from porcelain by its opacity, and from stoneware by its porosity, which latter quality may be recognized by touching a fracture with the tongue, when the tongue will adhere to the porous earthenware, but not to stoneware. Earthenware may be either unglazed, as bricks, ordinary flower-pots, etc., or enameled. See delf, faience, majolica.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • ns Earthenware crockery
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. eorthe; cf. Dut. aarde, Ger. erde.

Usage

In literature:

With tiny steps, weighted by the burden, it makes its way along, lifting its earthenware container behind it in a slanting position.
"The Glow-Worm and Other Beetles" by Jean Henri Fabre
They are also made of wrought iron, as well as of earthenware and porcelain.
"The Home Medical Library, Volume V (of VI)" by Various
In some Etruscan cities earthenware was manufactured by local artists working after Greek patterns.
"Museum of Antiquity" by L. W. Yaggy
These were mostly of earthenware, but a few of bronze were also encountered.
"A History of Art in Chaldæa & Assyria, v. 1" by Georges Perrot
The earthenware and china, manufactured many centuries ago, are also very curious and valuable.
"A Yacht Voyage to Norway, Denmark, and Sweden" by W. A. Ross
The earthenware pot or bamboo used for the purpose must be new, nothing must have been cooked in it before, and nothing after.
"My Friends the Savages" by Giovanni Battista Cerruti
In a corner stood a washhand-stand, with a real earthenware basin on it.
"A Padre in France" by George A. Birmingham
So is the deep red earthenware glazed inside and rough outside and splashed with colours.
"Home Life in Germany" by Mrs. Alfred Sidgwick
Between 1400 and 1500, individual earthenware and metal coffee-roasting plates appeared.
"All About Coffee" by William H. Ukers
An earthenware jug crashed down on her head.
"The Saracen: Land of the Infidel" by Robert Shea
A wrought-iron stand held a black earthenware pitcher over a candle flame.
"The Saracen: The Holy War" by Robert Shea
And the earthenware pot was so big.
"Harding's luck" by E. [Edith] Nesbit
In a corner are some of the earthenware jars and some pots and pans.
"Round the Wonderful World" by G. E. Mitton
The goldsmith threw the ring in the "pickle," a green, deadly-looking chemical in an earthenware pot upon the floor.
"The Tale of Timber Town" by Alfred Grace
An infusion of tea is always more perfect in a metal tea-pot, than in one of stone or earthenware.
"The Cook and Housekeeper's Complete and Universal Dictionary; Including a System of Modern Cookery, in all Its Various Branches," by Mary Eaton
The plate gets thrown in a heap into an earthenware bowl to be bruised and scratched.
"Nelson's Home Comforts" by Mary Hooper
They are little earthenware jars full of cocoanut-oil, with a lip where is the wick.
"The Soul of a People" by H. Fielding
Once upon a time there was a man who dug up a big, earthenware cask in his field.
"The Chinese Fairy Book" by Various
More than 170 coins of silver and copper have already been found, and many articles in metal and earthenware.
"Principles of Geology" by Charles Lyell
At the close of the 18th century the influence of imported English earthenware was strongly felt.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 5, Slice 6" by Various
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In news:

Ayumi Horie developed a technique for making earthenware pieces without water while she was a student at Alfred University in western New York State.
Appraiser David Rago's hunch about an earthenware cat pays off.
Delftware Tiles,' is a compact, powerhouse of information on the history and production of this tin-glazed earthenware.
This project features a 3-foot-tall earthenware urn with a fountain kit installed in it.
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