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  • n. Alternative spelling of fire clay.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. a variety of clay, entirely free from lime, iron, or an alkali, and therefore infusible, and used for fire brick.
  • n. See under Clay.
  • n. a heat-resistant clay.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. That kind of clay which is suitable for making articles which will not melt, nor even perceptibly soften when exposed to a high temperature.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a heat-resistant clay


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  • Sometimes the term fireclay is used only for the clays lying below and between coalseams.

    1. Refractories

  • To prevent the stove from wearing out rapidly, the firebox, in which the fuel is burned, is lined with a material, such as fireclay, that will withstand great heat.

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  • I have been told by cooks who know how to handle them that they produces superior roasts and baked goods thanks to the dry and uniform heat that the heated fireclay gives off (that's also the reasons that pizza from wood burning pizza ovens tastes different from electric ones).

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  • The ware to be fired was first arranged in fireclay boxes called saggars which were then placed inside the oven.

    Bottle Ovens

  • The Skotophagotis merely looked at him, calm astride his ass, his shadow thrown before him, foreshortened and deadly on the old royal road, its fireclay bricks crumbling for lack of repair.

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  • They are ceramic materials such as fireclay, dolomite, magnesite and silica, used to line furnaces.

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  • The continuous-flow frit kiln uses a kiln with a sloping floor, made of fireclay refractories.

    7. Frits and fritmaking

  • Small amounts of frit for testing are easily made in a fireclay crucible.

    7. Frits and fritmaking

  • A typical clay body for stands is fireclay with about 30 % fine grog (60 mesh and below).

    4. Plastic clay forming

  • Generally, bodies which are fairly coarse - containing coarse fireclay and grog (ranging approximately up to 30 mesh) - can be dry-blended and then mixed with the correct amount of water.

    5. Semidry foaming


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