Definition of Terra alba

1. Noun. Finely pulverized gypsum used especially as a pigment.

Generic synonyms: Gypsum



2. Noun. Fine white clay used in making tobacco pipes and pottery and in whitening leather.
Exact synonyms: Pipeclay
Generic synonyms: Clay

3. 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, Porcelain Clay
Substance meronyms: Kaopectate
Examples of category: Art Paper
Generic synonyms: Clay

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Terra Alba

terpineol
terpineols
terpinol
terpinols
terpolymer
terpolymers
terps
terpsichore
terpsichorean
terpsichoreans
terpyridine
terpyridines
terr
terra
terra-cotta
terra alba (current term)
terra cotta
terra firma
terra incognita
terra japonica
terra nullius
terra preta
terra sigillata
terrace
terrace chant
terraced
terraced house
terraced houses
terraceless
terracelike

Literary usage of Terra alba

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1. Outlines of Industrial Chemistry: A Text-book for Students by Frank Hall Thorp, Warren Kendall Lewis (1916)
"... terra alba, or mineral white, is used to some extent as a pigment, especially for wall-paper printing. The mineral is simply ground, and treated with ..."

2. Outlines of Industrial Chemistry: A Text-book for Students by Frank Hall Thorp, Warren Kendall Lewis (1916)
"... terra alba, or mineral white, is used to some extent as a pigment, especially for wall-paper printing. The mineral is simply ground, and treated with ..."

3. Annual Report by Indiana State Board of Health (1906)
"Powdered kaolin, terra alba, and powdered clay in baking powders are classed as ... Of the forty-three samples six contained terra alba and twenty-four ..."

4. Chapters on Papermaking by Clayton Beadle (1907)
"Now we come to the point which, certainly, nine students out of ten would have lost sight of, and that is the solubility of terra alba in water. ..."

5. Chapters on Papermaking by Clayton Beadle (1907)
"Now we come to the point which, certainly, nine students out of ten would have lost sight of, and that is the solubility of terra alba in ..."

6. Food: Its Adulterations, and the Methods for Their Detection by Arthur Hill Hassall (1876)
"The eighth sample, at Sd., contained 2276 of terra alba. ... Straw- ferries, at fW. a pound, contained 8'28 per cent, of terra alba. ..."

7. Proceedings of the American Pharmaceutical Association at the Annual Meeting by American Pharmaceutical Association, National Pharmaceutical Convention, American Pharmaceutical Association Meeting (1867)
"I know, in an application to grind cream of tartar, it is often required to put in ten per cent, of terra alba to make what is called cream of tartar. ..."

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