American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A style of glazed earthenware, usually blue and white.
- n. Pottery made in this style.
- n. A style of blue and white earthenware.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. Same as delftware.
- n. a style of glazed earthenware; usually white with blue decoration
- After the Dutch city of Delft. (Wiktionary)
- After Delft (where it was first made). (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Susan Dzivak—a girl that I'dworshippedwhen I was a boy, a blonde Slovak beauty, my delft-blue-eyed lover for one tick of time, grown up and unclothed in the soft, shadowed light, who whispered to me, "It's time you learned wisdom.”
“Her delft blue eyes took on a decidedly militant sparkle, and a flush—that curse of all redheads—heated her porcelain skin.”
“Relief and gratitude blazed from her eyes, which were once again that beguiling delft blue.”
“The delft blue eyes looked back at him unblinkingly.”
“The pine dresser against the wall still held a few cracked pieces of blue-and-white delft.”
“That shard of blue-and-white delft in her treasure box had come from somewhere along this coast.”
“Someone had stacked up dozens of conical limpet shells to form narrow, teetering towers on the shelves where delft once stood.”
“The furniture was sparse—a dresser with delft, a rough kitchen table with chairs, the armchair she sat in, and the rocking chair in which Mrs. Prendergast rocked, a black-and-white cat purring companionably on her lap.”
“The Netherlands is popularly known for its windmills, cheese, delft and gouda pottery, dikes, tulips, bicycles, and social tolerance!”
“Elaborate paneling was installed in several rooms and fine marble and imported ceramic delft tiles graced the fireplaces.”
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