Origin of felspar
< German Fels rock + spar3, by false etymological analysis
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“Only very fine, hard granite, with scarcely a grain of felspar,” he said.The Crystal Hunters
George Manville Fenn
For this purpose the proportions of the flint and the felspar must be increased.
The glaze is composed of felspar, carbonate of lime, borax, and white-lead.
The following may be taken as the mean composition: Bone, 47; kaolin, 34; felspar, 19.
In that for table ware the proportions are: kaolin, 37; felspar, 33; quartz, 30.
- a variant (esp Brit) of feldspar
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