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noun
any of a variety of artificial porcelains, usually incorporating glass or glass ingredients.
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soft paste

noun
  1. artificial porcelain made from clay, bone ash, etc
  2. (as modifier)softpaste porcelain

Word Origin for soft paste

C19: from paste 1 (in the sense: the mixture from which porcelain is made); so called because of its consistency
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