porcelain clay


  • WordNet 3.6
    • n porcelain clay 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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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Porcelain clay a very pure variety, formed directly from the decomposition of feldspar, and often called kaolin.
    • Porcelain clay See under Clay.
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In literature:

O, that so many pitchers of rough clay Should prosper and the porcelain break in two!
"The Countess Cathleen" by William Butler Yeats
KAOLIN, a fine white clay, a hydrous silicate of alumina, which does not colour when fired; used in making porcelain; called also China clay.
"The Nuttall Encyclopaedia" by Edited by Rev. James Wood
Much of the clay at Carclaze was being sent to the Staffordshire potteries, to be used in the production of the finest porcelain.
"From John O'Groats to Land's End" by Robert Naylor and John Naylor
As Father Dryden would say, 'this is the porcelain clay of humankind.
"What Answer?" by Anna E. Dickinson
This is the porcelain clay of human kind.
"Familiar Quotations" by Various
South-eastern China was also the chief centre of porcelain production, although china clay is found also in North China.
"A history of China., [3d ed. rev. and enl.]" by Wolfram Eberhard
For our love-life was a striving, and life's best porcelain was like common clay for fashioning vessels for its use.
"Continental Monthly, Vol. 5, Issue 2, February, 1864" by Various
This is the clay out of which all the various bricks, and tiles, and tea cups, and porcelain vases of the great world building are built.
"Fables of Infidelity and Facts of Faith" by Robert Patterson
From here comes the clay of which the exquisite Copenhagen porcelain is made.
"Denmark" by M. Pearson Thomson
Gold, porcelain clay, silver, copper, and petroleum are mined.
"Commercial Geography" by Jacques W. Redway

In news:

Much like stoneware, porcelain clay bodies should not be allowed to touch in firing and should not be stilted.
Jane Yelliott's works on porcelain , clay on view at In-Town.