Definitions

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Grass.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. An obsolete form of grass.
  • n. Grit; sandstone; stoneware.
  • n. The gum of the fiber of the domestic silkworm.

Etymologies

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Examples

  • Flandres, but later the single term gres was given them.

    The Story of Porcelain

  • First, its pretty clear that Prof. Dalcanton had said that they evaluate the totality of the applications (including recs/gres/gpa) when making a decision.

    Things the Grad Admissions Committee Does Not Wish to See

  • Oc he arn so kolde of kinde. ðat no golsipe is hem minde. til he noten of a gres. ðe name is mandragores.

    Selections from early Middle English, 1130-1250 Part I: Texts

  • You will hardly be surprised when I tell you that those past masters in the art of every kind of pottery-making, the Chinese and Japanese, have given us our finest specimens of gres, some of them having designs of imitation jewels upon them; and others decorations of beautifully colored enamels.

    The Story of Porcelain

  • To this the name _porcellane_ was given, and although the product was in reality simply a gres the fact is interesting because it is the first time that we have the word applied to china.

    The Story of Porcelain

  • For gres can be of exquisite beauty as well as of most ordinary type.

    The Story of Porcelain

  • At any rate it was a fortunate happening, for immediately this method of glazing earthenware was carried to England, where Doulton of Lambeth began manufacturing some very beautiful gres.

    The Story of Porcelain

  • This was known as Gres de Flandres, _gres_ meaning earthenware.

    The Story of Porcelain

  • Next to these Oriental varieties Germany has always excelled in the making of gres.

    The Story of Porcelain

  • The same rock, the same aspect of country, and gres bigarre* (* Trias.) everywhere.

    Louis Agassiz His Life and Correspondence

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