Origin of delft
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“It is delf,” said a soldier, referring to the material of which the parapet was constructed.The Rifle Rangers
Captain Mayne Reid
The most exhaustive study from a quantitative standpoint is that of Delf.Scurvy Past and Present
Alfred Fabian Hess
Page 196: "Delf" changed to "Delft" (the common ware from Delft).Knowledge is Power:
Mrs. Delf, the smart and proverbially energetic landlady, was instructed to prepare a more than usually recherch collation.
Mrs. Delf was a good sort, but Trevanion used her house regular and spent his money free.
late Old English dælf "trench, ditch, quarry," from gedelf "digging, a digging," from delfan "to dig" (see delve).