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  1. fine-quality porcelain ware produced in Stoke-on-Trent since 1793
  2. (as modifier): Minton plate
Word Origin
C19: named after Thomas Minton (1765–1836), English potter
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  • On this night, while the party were at cards, "Wild Dick" minton entered.

    The Hunted Outlaw Anonymous
  • "When you get too old to work they chuck you away," said minton.

    Kipps H. G. Wells
  • “Hello, Robson,” sung out minton, when this was accomplished.

    Forging the Blades Bertram Mitford
  • What have you been doing about sentry-go, minton, up till now?

    Forging the Blades Bertram Mitford
  • They were passing a saloon, and minton turned his steps towards it.

    Mark Mason's Victory

    Horatio Alger
  • Now I will send a couple of officers with you to the saloon that you may identify minton.

    Mark Mason's Victory

    Horatio Alger
  • The sanctuary was paved with minton tiles by the late Lady Dymoke.

    A History of Horncastle James Conway Walter
  • Even minton, he doubted not, could supply them with some such scenes.

    Roland Graeme: Knight

    Agnes Maule Machar
  • Skerry Hill was the absurdly-named trading store of a man named minton, and at present it was in a state of siege.

    Forging the Blades Bertram Mitford
  • One projecting window in the faade of the main palace had been treated with minton tiles.

    From Sea to Sea Rudyard Kipling

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