Definition of China 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).
Substance meronyms: Kaopectate
Examples of category: Art Paper
Generic synonyms: Clay
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Lexicographical Neighbors of China Clay
Literary usage of China clay
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The Philippine Journal of Science by Philippines Bureau of Science (1907)
"Kaolin or china clay from the west side of Pajo Arroyo, ],aguna Province. Approaches closely to kaolinite in composition. Taken from the bottom of a pit 3 ..."
2. The Mineral Industry by Richard Pennefather Rothwell (1905)
"For commercial uses china clay is usually obtained by washing a variety of ... At the Beam mine, china clay was found in the neighborhood of the lodes at a ..."
3. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and General by Thomas Spencer Baynes (1888)
"The china-clay rocks of Cornwall and Devon are simply granites in which the ... china clay ia not only used in the manufacture of pottery, ..."
4. A Dictionary of Applied Chemistry by Thomas Edward Thorpe (1912)
"In this condition it is known as china clay rock, and the workman breaks down the ... The china clay is allowed to dry to a stiff paste in the tanks, ..."
5. A Dictionary of Applied Chemistry by Thomas Edward Thorpe (1921)
"In Cornwall the china clay is usually the result of the weathering of ... In this condition it is known as china clay rode, and the workman breaks down the ..."
6. Journal by Folk-Song Society (Great Britain) (1853)
"... stone and China-clay arc treated, prior to their being turned, twisted, und flattened, to form the numberless articles in which they greet the eye. ..."
7. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1906)
"Blue clay fired in the biscuit oven, black clay, another kind of ball clay, china clay, Cornish clay or kaolin (a fine white clay obtained from the ..."