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Palissy

[pa-lee-see] /pa liˈsi/
noun
1.
Bernard
[ber-nar] /bɛrˈnar/ (Show IPA),
c1510–89, French potter, enameler, and author.
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  • For many successive months and years Palissy pursued his experiments.

    Self-Help Samuel Smiles
  • Palissy was employed to make this survey, and prepare the requisite map.

    Self-Help Samuel Smiles
  • Like so many Renaissance artists Palissy tried his skill in many lines.

    Historic Inventions Rupert S. Holland
  • A female Palissy would revolutionize our ideas of womans art.

    The Dull Miss Archinard Anne Douglas Sedgwick
  • Palissy receives them joyfully; he would like to invite the whole town.

    Stories of Invention Edward E. Hale
  • Palissy has drawn a doleful picture of this scene of his labors.

    Palissy the Huguenot Potter C. L. Brightwell
  • The heart of Palissy was too full to suffer him to detail the particulars of this event.

    Palissy the Huguenot Potter C. L. Brightwell
  • One of these was a potter, whom Palissy knew to be a good workman.

    Palissy the Huguenot Potter C. L. Brightwell
  • Palissy was now immured within the walls of the Bordeaux prison.

    Palissy the Huguenot Potter C. L. Brightwell
  • Mr. M. gives the following description of the Fayence of Palissy.

    Palissy the Huguenot Potter C. L. Brightwell
British Dictionary definitions for Palissy

Palissy

/French palisi/
noun
1.
Bernard (bɛrnar). 1510–89, French Huguenot potter and writer on natural history, noted for his rustic glazed earthenware: died in the Bastille
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