Dutch tile

Definitions

  • Childrens’ games depicted on Dutch delftware fireplace tiles are very similar to the games children play today. The tiles were made in Holland almost 300 years ago
    Childrens’ games depicted on Dutch delftware fireplace tiles are very similar to the games children play today. The tiles were made in Holland almost 300 years ago
  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Dutch tile a glazed and painted ornamental tile, formerly much exported, and used in the jambs of chimneys and the like.
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Usage

In literature:

For a quarter of an hour, the Dutch oven had rebounded over the tile floor with the noise of an old saucepan.
"L'Assommoir" by Emile Zola
We are going in to see the Dutch tiles I have told you of.
"Stories by American Authors, Volume 6" by Various
It is to be seen on an ancient tombstone in the Isle of Man, and painted on old Dutch tiles.
"Amusements in Mathematics" by Henry Ernest Dudeney
The floor was paved with Dutch tiles, kept as polished and clean as a dinner-table.
"Hendricks the Hunter" by W.H.G. Kingston
Philip Doddridge was brought to God by the Scripture lesson on the Dutch tiles of a chimney fireplace.
"The Wedding Ring" by T. De Witt Talmage
We are going in to see the Dutch tiles I have told you of.
"The Village Convict" by Heman White Chaplin
Leaning up against the Dutch tiles of the stove, he began to whistle in a happy-go-lucky mood.
"The Goose Man" by Jacob Wassermann
The fireplaces are often surrounded with Dutch tiles held in place by brass bands.
"Lippincott's Magazine, November 1885" by Various
This recess was made beautiful by blue and white Dutch tiles.
"Harper's Young People, October 26, 1880" by Various
Seated in a low wicker chair Anna Paluda was watching with folded hands the flickering of the firelight on the Dutch tiles of the hearth.
"The Princess Galva" by David Whitelaw
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