- From Italian terra ("earth") + cotta ("baked") (Wiktionary)
“He began using cream-colored stationery embossed with his name in terra-cotta letters: RAYMOND CARVER.”
“The sight lines are such that as we take in a seventh-century 3½-foot vertical stele of Vishnu from northern or eastern India we also catch a glimpse of a terra-cotta roundel made some 200 years earlier.”
“And who could deny that this postcard-perfect landscape of vast blue waters and sloping green hills dotted with terra-cotta villas is anything but dazzling?”
“Do yourself a favor and eat at the big, terra-cotta colored restaurant right in the middle of town.”
“A row of sculptures—from the tender, white marble "Alsatian Orphan" and patinated terra-cotta "Bust of a Woman" to the exuberant bronze "Head of Balzac"—lines the gallery's mantle.”
“Today, inside the terra-cotta colored building, giant trees stretch more than 20 meters into the air through a caved-in roof.”
“Harry suggested a terra-cotta red and he was right.”
“At Sitka & Spruce, braised lamb simmers with flageolet beans in a fireplace and ends up in a terra-cotta pot with grilled house-made merguez sausage, a poached egg from The Corson Building's chicken coop and a brown butter and walnut drizzle.”
“A terra-cotta bowl of chicken livers bathed in lemon juice and garlic taxied down onto the table.”
“The terrace, which overlooks the formal gardens, has a sweeping view of Florence, with Brunelleschi's great cathedral dome centered amid towers and terra-cotta roofs.”
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I like concrete metaphors. These are building supplies I've used for poetry.
...All our joys were clotted
with pearls, all our griefs were denied
with stone, all our words...
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