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.
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Flandres, but later the single term gres was given them.
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.
Oc he arn so kolde of kinde. ðat no golsipe is hem minde. til he noten of a gres. ðe name is mandragores.
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.
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.
For gres can be of exquisite beauty as well as of most ordinary type.
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.
This was known as Gres de Flandres, _gres_ meaning earthenware.
Next to these Oriental varieties Germany has always excelled in the making of gres.
The same rock, the same aspect of country, and gres bigarre* (* Trias.) everywhere.
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