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china clay

Origin of china clay
First recorded in 1830-40 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • Kaolin or china clay is usually fine, white, and refractory.

    The Potter's Craft Charles F. Binns
  • Porcelain or china clay, derived from the decomposition of granite rocks.

    Chats on Oriental China J. F. Blacker
  • We failed to trace any legend or folk-lore about china clay.

    Cornish Saints and Sinners J. Henry Harris
  • Years ago there had been a small find of china clay on the headland.

    The School by the Sea Angela Brazil
  • This first discovery of china clay has led to that great development of the industry, of which St. Austell is the centre.

    Nooks and Corners of Cornwall C. A. Dawson Scott
  • "Fish, tin, and copper," was the old commercial toast; but china clay has come in and taken a front seat.

    Cornish Saints and Sinners J. Henry Harris
  • Now, the clay is easily penetrable, and the original hole probably pierced a bed of china clay.

  • According to Hickling the product of the action of hydrofluoric acid 'has not the remotest resemblance to china clay.'

    The Natural History of Clay Alfred B. Searle
  • On going out of Fowey we passed a number of coasters loaded with china clay, which is found in large quantities near this town.

  • The china clay of Cornwall is added to the same mixture of flint and felspar, when a finer pottery or porcelain is required.

British Dictionary definitions for china clay

china clay

another name for kaolin
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