Tile kiln
Tile Tile, n. [OE. tile, tigel, AS. tigel, tigol, fr. L. tegula, from tegere to cover. See {Thatch}, and cf. {Tegular}.] 1. A plate, or thin piece, of baked clay, used for covering the roofs of buildings, for floors, for drains, and often for ornamental mantel works. [1913 Webster]

2. (Arch.) (a) A small slab of marble or other material used for flooring. (b) A plate of metal used for roofing. [1913 Webster]

3. (Metal.) A small, flat piece of dried earth or earthenware, used to cover vessels in which metals are fused. [1913 Webster]

4. A draintile. [1913 Webster]

5. A stiff hat. [Colloq.] --Dickens. [1913 Webster]

{Tile drain}, a drain made of tiles.

{Tile earth}, a species of strong, clayey earth; stiff and stubborn land. [Prov. Eng.]

{Tile kiln}, a kiln in which tiles are burnt; a tilery.

{Tile ore} (Min.), an earthy variety of cuprite.

{Tile red}, light red like the color of tiles or bricks.

{Tile tea}, a kind of hard, flat brick tea. See {Brick tea}, under {Brick}. [1913 Webster]


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  • Tile — Tile, n. [OE. tile, tigel, AS. tigel, tigol, fr. L. tegula, from tegere to cover. See {Thatch}, and cf. {Tegular}.] 1. A plate, or thin piece, of baked clay, used for covering the roofs of buildings, for floors, for drains, and often for… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Tile drain — Tile Tile, n. [OE. tile, tigel, AS. tigel, tigol, fr. L. tegula, from tegere to cover. See {Thatch}, and cf. {Tegular}.] 1. A plate, or thin piece, of baked clay, used for covering the roofs of buildings, for floors, for drains, and often for… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Tile earth — Tile Tile, n. [OE. tile, tigel, AS. tigel, tigol, fr. L. tegula, from tegere to cover. See {Thatch}, and cf. {Tegular}.] 1. A plate, or thin piece, of baked clay, used for covering the roofs of buildings, for floors, for drains, and often for… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Tile ore — Tile Tile, n. [OE. tile, tigel, AS. tigel, tigol, fr. L. tegula, from tegere to cover. See {Thatch}, and cf. {Tegular}.] 1. A plate, or thin piece, of baked clay, used for covering the roofs of buildings, for floors, for drains, and often for… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Tile red — Tile Tile, n. [OE. tile, tigel, AS. tigel, tigol, fr. L. tegula, from tegere to cover. See {Thatch}, and cf. {Tegular}.] 1. A plate, or thin piece, of baked clay, used for covering the roofs of buildings, for floors, for drains, and often for… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Tile tea — Tile Tile, n. [OE. tile, tigel, AS. tigel, tigol, fr. L. tegula, from tegere to cover. See {Thatch}, and cf. {Tegular}.] 1. A plate, or thin piece, of baked clay, used for covering the roofs of buildings, for floors, for drains, and often for… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Kiln — Kilns are thermally insulated chambers, or ovens, in which controlled temperature regimes are produced. They are used to harden, burn or dry materials. Specific uses include: *To dry green lumber so that the lumber can be used immediately *Drying …   Wikipedia

  • Tile — For other uses, see Tile (disambiguation). Decorative tilework in Sheikh Lotf Allah Mosque, Isfahan, Iran early 17th century A tile is a manufactured piece of hard wearing material such as ceramic, stone, metal, or even glass. Tiles are generally …   Wikipedia

  • Tile crank — A tile crank is used in a pottery kiln to hold a stack of ceramic tiles apart while they are fired. This allows multiple tiles to be fired at once under uniform heating. Ledges on either side of the tile crank are tilted upwards so as to only… …   Wikipedia

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