You are too delicate a bit of porcelain to be knocked and hustled round amid the delf of the world.
“It is delf,” said a soldier, referring to the material of which the parapet was constructed.
Snellaert, both of delf, used a Unicorn in their Marks during the latter years of the fifteenth century.
The most exhaustive study from a quantitative standpoint is that of delf.
It's the same lode that the spring comes out of down in the delf, and I've sampled it there.
Page 196: "delf" changed to "delft" (the common ware from delft).
It stood on the brink p. 155of a delf, the site of which is now occupied by the Prescot-street Bridewell.
Mrs. delf was a good sort, but Trevanion used her house regular and spent his money free.
Mrs. delf, the smart and proverbially energetic landlady, was instructed to prepare a more than usually recherch collation.
Mrs. delf shortly presented herself: a neat, alert personage, shrewd of aspect and decisive of speech.
late Old English dælf "trench, ditch, quarry," from gedelf "digging, a digging," from delfan "to dig" (see delve).