graniteware

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n graniteware a kind of stone-grey enamelware
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n graniteware Any fine pottery decorated by a more or less exact imitation of the speckled surface of granite; specifically, one of Josiah Wedgwood's pebble-wares, described by him in 1770 as “barely sprinkled with blue” and ornaments gilt.” See pebbleware.
    • n graniteware A fine pottery similar to ironstone china, referring to its supposed hardness.
    • n graniteware A variety of enameled ironware much used for utensils of cookery, in which the enamel is gray and stone-like, and very durable.
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Usage

In literature:

Just as if our porcelain-lined graniteware wasn't as good as their tin plates!
"Wells Brothers" by Andy Adams
Cook together in a graniteware saucepan one cupful granulated sugar and half a cup of water until it spins a thread.
"Good Things to Eat as Suggested by Rufus" by Rufus Estes
On the table-box was set my graniteware plate, knife, fork, and spoon, a paper napkin, the Prince Albert and the St. Charles.
"Tenting To-night" by Mary Roberts Rinehart
Reddish eyebrows straggled sparsely above pale blue eyes, the color of cheap graniteware.
"Rimrock Trail" by J. Allan Dunn
With the other hand she was stirring something in a small graniteware stew-pan over a gas-heater.
"The Man Who Couldn't Sleep" by Arthur Stringer
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