from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In ceramics, a house or shed containing the slip-kiln.


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  • "We'll go to the slip-house first where the clay bins are,"

    The Story of Porcelain

  • His sublime calmness under their jests baffled them until the terrible figure of Mr. Machin, the engine-man, standing at the door of the slip-house, caught their attention and suggested a plan full of joyous possibilities.

    Tales of the Five Towns

  • And thereupon he slowly but resolutely set out for the slip-house door and Mr. Machin.

    Tales of the Five Towns

  • From his post in the slip-house he watched over the whole works like a father, stern, gruff, forbidding, but to be trusted absolutely.

    Tales of the Five Towns

  • The challenged lad in Mynors 'yard slowly approached the slip-house door, and halted before Eli Machin, grinning.

    Tales of the Five Towns


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