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World Encyclopedia

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2004
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Encyclopedias
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71 words

White, glass-like, non-porous, hard, translucent ceramic. Porcelain is used for tableware, decorative objects, laboratory equipment, and electrical insulators. It ...

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The Grove Encyclopedia of Decorative Arts

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2006
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Art & Architecture
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392 words
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High-fired ceramic made from clays that vary widely in composition; the result is a fine-grained whiteware that is usually, but ...

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The Oxford Dictionary of the Renaissance

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2005
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History, Early Modern History (1500 to 1700)
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A hard white translucent pottery, distinguished by the temperature of the firing into hard-paste porcelain (pâte dure) ...

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The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Archaeology (2 ed.)

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2009
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Archaeology, History
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A fine form of pottery which is fired to a very high temperature in order to vitrify the clay.

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The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Art Terms (2 ed.)

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2010
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Art & Architecture
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A hard, white, translucent *ceramic *body, which is fired to a high temperature in a *kiln to vitrify it. It is normally covered with a ...

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