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containing tin; tin-bearing
Word Origin
C18: from Late Latin stannum tin + -ferous
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  • All are transparent, with the exception of tin or stanniferous enamel.

    The Ceramic Art Jennie J. Young
  • It has long been a subject of doubt whether or not Egypt possessed the secret of stanniferous enamel.

    The Ceramic Art Jennie J. Young
  • A great deal has been said of the reflet mtallique and stanniferous enamel, and notably of the discovery of the latter in Italy.

    The Ceramic Art Jennie J. Young
  • Both Luneville and St. Clement have been more recently known by their stanniferous faience.

    The Ceramic Art Jennie J. Young
  • Whether he used a plumbiferous, or lead glaze; or a stanniferous, or tin glaze, we do not know.

    The Story of Porcelain

    Sara Ware Bassett
  • The earthenware vessels with stanniferous enamel, called in Italy sgraffiato ware, have been attributed to Città di Castello.

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