spongeware
noun Date: 1943 a typically 19th century earthenware with background color spattered or dabbed (as with a sponge) and usually a freehand central design

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • spongeware — [spunj′wer΄] n. a kind of earthenware on which patterns have been made by using a sponge to dab on pigment: it was popular in the late 19th cent …   English World dictionary

  • spongeware — /spunj wair /, n. earthenware decorated with color applied with a sponge. [1940 45; SPONGE + WARE1] * * * …   Universalium

  • spongeware — noun Traditional pottery decorated by spattering or sponging on colour Syn: spatterware …   Wiktionary

  • spongeware — ˈ ̷ ̷ ˌ ̷ ̷ noun : a typically 19th century earthenware with background color spattered or dabbed (as with a sponge) and usually a freehand central design * * * /spunj wair /, n. earthenware decorated with color applied with a sponge. [1940 45;… …   Useful english dictionary

  • sponged ware — spongeware. * * * …   Universalium

  • sponged ware — spongeware …   Useful english dictionary

  • spatterware — noun spongeware …   Wiktionary

  • earthenware — Synonyms and related words: Kinkozan ware, Leeds pottery, Limoges, Meissen ware, Nabeshima ware, Satsuma ware, Seto ware, appliances, basalt, brassware, china, chinaware, clayware, copperware, crackle, delft, dinnerware, durable goods, durables,… …   Moby Thesaurus

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