china stone

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n china stone a fine usually white clay formed by the weathering of aluminous minerals (as feldspar); used in ceramics and as an absorbent and as a filler (e.g., in paper)
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Usage

In literature:

China, I believe, is the only country that has produced music from stones.
"America Through the Spectacles of an Oriental Diplomat" by Wu Tingfang
Men shouldn't be made of Sevres china, but of good stone earthenware.
"The Prime Minister" by Anthony Trollope
And now she was staring at him, her face almost as white as the stone-china cups and saucers on the table.
"The Woman-Haters" by Joseph C. Lincoln
Solness is smashed by his impact with Hilda, as china is against a stone.
"Henrik Ibsen" by Edmund Gosse
Put two quarts of ripe fresh-gathered raspberries into a stone or china vessel, and pour on them a quart of vinegar.
"Directions for Cookery, in its Various Branches" by Eliza Leslie
In China there are 1553 towns enclosed in massive stone walls, and the great emperor in the third century B.C.
"From Pole to Pole" by Sven Anders Hedin
Headingly lay with that china-white cheek resting motionless upon the stones.
"A Desert Drama Being The Tragedy Of The "Korosko"" by A. Conan Doyle
Once notable for its tin, this mine now supplies an immense quantity of china-clay and stone.
"The Cornwall Coast" by Arthur L. Salmon
Whatever the individual's choice might be, he got it in a torrent in his stone-china cup.
"'Me-Smith'" by Caroline Lockhart
Visiting the great Ming Tombs near Nanking, China, one sees many of these large stone animals.
"Birdseye Views of Far Lands" by James T. Nichols
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In news:

LONDON – Jaguar Land Rover and Chery Automobile said on Sunday they had laid the foundation stone for a new car factory in Changshu, China, near Shanghai.
During a trip to Beijing on behalf of the World Psychiatric Association, Dr Stone witnessed up close how the psychiatry is practiced in today's China.
Stone statue in the grave site called Yongdingling, where the emperors of the Northern Song dynasty rest, Gongxian, China, 1982.
Parents wait at a hospital with babies suffering from kidney stones in Lanzhou, China.
The 13th China Xiamen International Stone Fair (March 06, 2013.
HONOLULU — The leader of a US Army delegation to a disaster-relief exercise in China last week said Monday the drills are a stepping stone to building relationships between the two militaries.
Jewelry is an ancient piece of Chinese culture, so despite the recent economic downturn, sales in China of such precious items as gold rings, precious stone gems , necklaces, and bracelets have remained robust.
Ningbo, China, has donated two stone lions for the entrance to the Zeidler Munincipal Building, 841 N Broadway.
Jaguar Land Rover and Chery Automobile said on Sunday they had laid the foundation stone for a new car factory in Changshu, China, near Shanghai.
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