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- n. Alternative form of petunse.
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Kaolin is the very same with the clay called in Cornwall [Transcriber's note: word missing] and the petuntse is a granite similar to the Cornish moorstone.
By putting the kaolin and the petuntse together in the right proportions, moulding the clay, and afterward applying to it a glaze of some sort the Chinese made their porcelain, and very beautiful porcelain it was.
"Already I have told you that the Chinese made beautiful porcelains from kaolin and petuntse, two clays which produced a hard, semi-transparent china," he began.
As the petuntse, which can only be found in China, melts, it is the kaolin that helps retain the piece's shape.
Gradually, however, it became better, until now -- although England turns out almost no true porcelain, that is, the scientifically blended kaolin and petuntse clays -- she makes some of the most beautiful and durable china manufactured anywhere. "
But genuine porcelain is made from a mixture of quite different materials -- a mixture of decomposed feldspar known as kaolin, and petuntse. "