soft-paste porcelain
noun Date: 1854 a translucent ceramic ware fired at a low temperature that was produced in Europe during the 16th through 18th centuries in imitation of hard-paste porcelain; also an article of soft-paste porcelain

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  • soft paste — I. noun 1. : a ceramic body containing refined clay and a glassy frit 2. or soft paste porcelain : a soft low fired translucent ware with a soft paste body produced in Europe from the 15th through the 18th century compare hard paste II. noun …   Useful english dictionary

  • soft-paste — softˈ paste adjective (of porcelain) made of a paste of various kinds requiring less heat in firing than china clay • • • Main Entry: ↑soft * * * adj. denoting artificial porcelain, typically made with white clay and ground glass and fired at a… …   Useful english dictionary

  • soft-paste — adjective denoting artificial porcelain, typically containing ground glass and fired at a comparatively low temperature …   English new terms dictionary

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  • porcelain — noun Etymology: Middle French porcelaine cowrie shell, porcelain, from Italian porcellana, from porcello vulva, literally, little pig, from Latin porcellus, diminutive of porcus pig, vulva; from the shape of the shell more at farrow Date: circa… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • soft — adj., adv., & n. adj. 1 (of a substance, material, etc.) lacking hardness or firmness; yielding to pressure; easily cut. 2 (of cloth etc.) having a smooth surface or texture; not rough or coarse. 3 (of air etc.) mellow, mild, balmy; not… …   Useful english dictionary

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