potter's clay
noun Date: 15th century a plastic clay suitable for making pottery — called also potter's earth

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  • Potter's clay — Potter Pot ter, n. [Cf. F. potier.] 1. One whose occupation is to make earthen vessels. Ps. ii. 9. [1913 Webster] The potter heard, and stopped his wheel. Longfellow. [1913 Webster] 2. One who hawks crockery or earthenware. [Prov. Eng.] De… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Potter's clay — Clay Clay (kl[=a]), n. [AS. cl[=ae]g; akin to LG. klei, D. klei, and perh. to AS. cl[=a]m clay, L. glus, gluten glue, Gr. gloio s glutinous substance, E. glue. Cf. {Clog}.] 1. A soft earth, which is plastic, or may be molded with the hands,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • potter's clay — noun clay that does not contain any iron; used in making pottery or for modeling • Syn: ↑potter s earth • Hypernyms: ↑clay • Hyponyms: ↑slip * * * noun : a clay used or suitable for use by potters * * * a clay, s …   Useful english dictionary

  • potter's clay — noun a) The clay used by a potter. And whereas thou sawest the feet and toes, part of potters’ clay, and part of iron, the kingdom shall be divided. b) (Bible) A person or people created and shaped by God. In that …   Wiktionary

  • potter's clay — a clay, suitably plastic and free of iron and other impurities, for use by potters. [1610 20] * * * …   Universalium

  • Potter's asthma — Potter Pot ter, n. [Cf. F. potier.] 1. One whose occupation is to make earthen vessels. Ps. ii. 9. [1913 Webster] The potter heard, and stopped his wheel. Longfellow. [1913 Webster] 2. One who hawks crockery or earthenware. [Prov. Eng.] De… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Potter's field — Potter Pot ter, n. [Cf. F. potier.] 1. One whose occupation is to make earthen vessels. Ps. ii. 9. [1913 Webster] The potter heard, and stopped his wheel. Longfellow. [1913 Webster] 2. One who hawks crockery or earthenware. [Prov. Eng.] De… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Potter's ore — Potter Pot ter, n. [Cf. F. potier.] 1. One whose occupation is to make earthen vessels. Ps. ii. 9. [1913 Webster] The potter heard, and stopped his wheel. Longfellow. [1913 Webster] 2. One who hawks crockery or earthenware. [Prov. Eng.] De… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Potter's wheel — Potter Pot ter, n. [Cf. F. potier.] 1. One whose occupation is to make earthen vessels. Ps. ii. 9. [1913 Webster] The potter heard, and stopped his wheel. Longfellow. [1913 Webster] 2. One who hawks crockery or earthenware. [Prov. Eng.] De… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Potter's field — A potter s field was an American term for a place for the burial of unknown or indigent people. The expression derives from the Bible, referring to a field used for the extraction of potter s clay, which was useless for agriculture but could be… …   Wikipedia

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