from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A name given to a vitreous compound of which tiles, table-tops, door-knobs, etc., are made.


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  • The soil of the country is rarely less than three to four feet in depth, is easily turned, and, as already stated, it is usually a dark argillo-siliceous earth, which is so greatly charged with humus

    Roumania Past and Present

  • The soil, which is black or dark grey, is chiefly argillo-siliceous, and the plain is overrun with coarse grass, weeds, and stunted shrubs, diversified by fields of maize, patches of yellow gourds, and kitchen vegetables.

    Roumania Past and Present


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