American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- A city of southwest Netherlands southeast of The Hague. Chartered in 1246, it is noted for its fine pottery, which has been produced here since the 16th century. Population: 95,400.
“Fine porcelain ware brought to Europe in the 16th century was named for its origin, China (the imitation, delft, came from Delft, Netherlands).”
“Everyday life in 17th century Delft is so vivid in Girl with a Pearl”
“In Nosferatu the Vampyre, thousands of rats were let loose in Delft and I don't know if they were all accounted for at the end.”
“» Dept. of Funny Signs (and cool infrastructure): automated bollard in Delft • Spacing Toronto • understanding the urban landscape”
“Delft is definitely a nice picturesque town to visit if you have a morning.”
“A Street in Delft by Jan Vermeer, painted 1657-58.”
“During a conference in Delft (Conference on Damage Tolerance of Aircraft Structures: 25-28 September 2007), GTM and Alcoa have presented the new concept to international experts in the field of metal fatigue and damage sensitivity of aircraft constructions.”
“And now I'm back in Delft, and my ordered copy of Blue Gender has finally arrived.”
“We then wandered onto Kloisters, which is one of the two bars in Delft with a 'beer menu' i.e. they have so many different beers that they need a book-like menu to list all of them.”
“Khan spent four years in Delft, where he earned a master's degree and learned to speak good Dutch.”
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