stoneware clay

stoneware clay
noun
: a clay suitable for making stoneware because of its plasticity, fusible minerals, and long firing range

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  • Clay — For other uses, see Clay (disambiguation). The Gay Head cliffs in Martha s Vineyard consist almost entirely of clay. Clay is a general term including many combinations of one or more clay minerals with traces of metal oxides and organic… …   Wikipedia

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  • stoneware — stone|ware [ˈstəunweə US ˈstounwer] n [U] pots, bowls etc that are made from a special hard clay …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • stoneware — stone|ware [ stoun,wer ] noun uncount objects made from thick clay …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • stoneware — n. hard pottery made from a type of clay containing large amounts of silica or flint …   English contemporary dictionary

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