- a light-colored type of volcanic tuff used in making water-resistant cement and mortar.
Also called tar·ras [tuh-ras] /təˈræs/.
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He wished that the Trass boy would talk forever about destiny.
But the Trass boy finished his remarks about destiny in a very short time.
The Dutch are very attentive in ascertaining the quality of the trass before using it in building their dikes.An Account of the Bell Rock Light-House
Sometimes a proportion of common sand mortar instead of lime is mixed with the trass.
Trass, tras, n. a volcanic earth used as a hydraulic cement.
- a variety of the volcanic rock tuff, used to make a hydraulic cement
from Dutch tras, tarasse, from Italian terrazza worthless earth; see terrace
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