felspar

[fel-spahr]

Origin of felspar

< German Fels rock + spar3, by false etymological analysis
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Historical Examples of felspar

  • “Only very fine, hard granite, with scarcely a grain of felspar,” he said.

    The Crystal Hunters

    George Manville Fenn

  • For this purpose the proportions of the flint and the felspar must be increased.

  • The glaze is composed of felspar, carbonate of lime, borax, and white-lead.

    The Ceramic Art

    Jennie J. Young

  • The following may be taken as the mean composition: Bone, 47; kaolin, 34; felspar, 19.

    The Ceramic Art

    Jennie J. Young

  • In that for table ware the proportions are: kaolin, 37; felspar, 33; quartz, 30.

    The Ceramic Art

    Jennie J. Young


British Dictionary definitions for felspar

felspar

noun
  1. a variant (esp Brit) of feldspar
Derived Formsfelspathic (fɛlˈspæθɪk) or felspathose, adjective
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