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grand feu

[French grahn fœ] /French grɑ̃ ˈfœ/
noun, Ceramics.
a firing of ceramics at a high temperature.
the category of ceramic colors fired at high temperature.
Compare petit feu.
Origin of grand feu
1860-65; < French: literally, great fire Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • "grand feu" first baking, temperature about 4717° Fahrenheit.

    Chats on Oriental China J. F. Blacker
  • Fearing to be too late, one of the armed men let off his piece, which was the signal for a grand feu de joie.

    The Island Queen R.M. Ballantyne

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