Definition of Porcelain clay

1. Noun. A fine usually white clay formed by the weathering of aluminous minerals (as feldspar); used in ceramics and as an absorbent and as a filler (e.g., in paper).

Exact synonyms: China Clay, China Stone, Kaolin, Kaoline, Terra Alba
Substance meronyms: Kaopectate
Examples of category: Art Paper
Generic synonyms: Clay



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Literary usage of Porcelain clay

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1. Report on the Geology, Mineralogy, Botany, and Zoology of Massachusetts by Massachusetts Geological survey, Edward Hitchcock (1835)
"porcelain clay. This is the purest of all the clays, and is the only one ... It resembles the porcelain clay of Monkton, Vt., which is regarded as of a good ..."

2. Harper's New Monthly Magazine by Henry Mills Alden (1881)
"Of this Indiana clay Professor ET Cox, State Geologist of Indiana, says: "The Indiana porcelain clay is the very best quality known to the world for the ..."

3. Report on the Geology, Mineralogy, Botany, and Zoology of Massachusetts by Massachusetts Geological Survey, Edward Hitchcock (1835)
"porcelain clay. This is the purest of all the clays, and is the only one ... It resembles the porcelain clay of Monkton, Vt., which is regarded as of a good ..."

4. Elements of Mineralogy by Richard Kirwan (1810)
"Mr. Wedgwood, in the porcelain clay of Cornwall, found on the contrary 60 per cent. ... porcelain clay."

5. A Dictionary of Chemistry and the Allied Branches of Other Sciences by Henry Watts (1870)
"porcelain clay from Gutenberg, near Halle, contains, according to Bley, 39-02 SiO3, ... porcelain clay scarcely adheres to the tongue. Specific gravity 2'2. ..."

6. Edinburgh New Philosophical Journal, Exhibiting a View of the Progressive by Robert Jameson, Sir William Jardine, Henry D Rogers (1841)
"Brongniart on the Conversion of the Felspar of Primitive Hocks into porcelain clay. The frequent conversion of the felspar of primitive rocks into porcelain ..."

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