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Meaning of "china clay" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF CHINA CLAY

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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF CHINA CLAY

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conjunction
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China clay is a noun.
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WHAT DOES CHINA CLAY MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Kaolinite

Kaolinite is a clay mineral, part of the group of industrial minerals, with the chemical composition Al2Si2O54. It is a layered silicate mineral, with one tetrahedral sheet linked through oxygen atoms to one octahedral sheet of alumina octahedra. Rocks that are rich in kaolinite are known as kaolin or china clay. The name is derived from Chinese Kao-Ling, a village near Jingdezhen, Jiangxi province, China. The name entered English in 1727 from the French version of the word: kaolin, following Francois Xavier d'Entrecolles's reports from Jingdezhen. In Africa, kaolin is sometimes known as kalaba, calaba, and calabachop. Kaolinite has a low shrink–swell capacity and a low cation-exchange capacity. It is a soft, earthy, usually white mineral, produced by the chemical weathering of aluminium silicate minerals like feldspar. In many parts of the world, it is colored pink-orange-red by iron oxide, giving it a distinct rust hue. Lighter concentrations yield white, yellow or light orange colors. Alternating layers are sometimes found, as at Providence Canyon State Park in Georgia, United States.

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE CHINA CLAY

china
China aster
china bark
china cabinet
China ink
china root
China rose
China Sea
china stone
China tea
China tree
chinaberries
chinaberry
chinachina
Chinagraph
Chinagraph pencil
Chinaman
Chinamen
chinampa

WORDS THAT END LIKE CHINA CLAY

ballclay
Barclay
boulder clay
brickclay
calcareous clay
clay
feet of clay
fire clay
modelling clay
pipeclay
porcelain clay
potter´s clay
underclay

Synonyms and antonyms of china clay in the English dictionary of synonyms

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Translation of «china clay» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF CHINA CLAY

Find out the translation of china clay to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of china clay from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «china clay» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

中国土
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

caolín
570 millions of speakers

English

china clay
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

चीनी मिट्टी
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

طين الصين
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

каолин
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

caulino
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

চিনা মাটি
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

kaolin
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Tanah liat cina
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Porzellanerde
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

陶土
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

고령토
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

China lempung
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

đất sét trắng làm đồ sứ
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

சீனா களிமண்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

चीन चिकणमाती
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

kaolin
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

caolino
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

glinka
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

каолін
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

caolin
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

καολίνης
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

China klei
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

kaolin
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

Kina leire
5 millions of speakers

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «CHINA CLAY»

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about china clay

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «CHINA CLAY»

Discover the use of china clay in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to china clay and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Industrial Minerals and Extractive Industry Geology: Based ...
The ball clay and china clay industries of Southwest England in 2000 COLIN M BRISTOWi, QUENTIN PALMER2, GORDON J. WITTE3, IVOR BOWDITCH4 & JOHN H. HOWE4 ' Camborne School of Mines, University of Exeter, Redruth, ...
P. W. Scott, Colin Malcolm Bristow, 2002
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The Craft and Art of Clay: A Complete Potter's Handbook
Most English china clay is primary kaolin, as are the china clays in Germany, China, Japan, Korea, and India. Secondary kaolins (also called "sedimentary kaolins") have been moved from the spot where they were formed. They are almost as ...
Susan Peterson, Jan Peterson, 2003
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New Scientist
the very similar soapstone or steatite (magnesium silicate) was mistaken for the real china clay (a hydrated aluminium silicate, AI3O3 2Si08.2H20). A Quaker chemist, William Cook- worthy, is generally credited with the first industrial ...
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The Potter's Dictionary of Materials and Techniques
Its whiteness also helps to clarify the colour of other clays, red and buff clays for example, which are improved by the addition of some china clay. Many prepared red bodies have this addition. China clay is high in aluminium oxide and average  ...
Frank Hamer, Janet Hamer, 2004
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Materials Handbook: A Concise Desktop Reference
China clay or kaolin, the purest white porcelain discovered and used by the Chinese since ancient times, has always been a much-prized material. Outside of China, a few deposits were found in some parts of Europe and in the United States ...
François Cardarelli, 2008
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Salt Glazing
This chapter contains information on clays. slips and glazes mentioned in photograph captions but not detailed in the main text. /ron slip FFF feldspar Flint Whiting China clay Zinc Red iron oxide Blue slip AT ball clay FFF feldspar Whiting Flint ...
Phil Rogers, 2002
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Bulletin
Dye used, grams Fuller,s earth, Eimer & Amend a "Lone Star," Texas "kaolin" China clay, Peach Kaolin Co Tennessee ball clay No. 3, Mandle-Sant Clay Co Pike,s No. 20 English ball clay, J. Poole No. 10 run-of-mine Tennessee ball clay,  ...
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Structural Materials in Parts of Oregon and Washington
2.00 Fuller's earth, Eimer & Amend a ' ' Lone Star," Texas "kaolin " China clay, Peach Kaolin Co Tennessee ball clay No. 3, Mandle-Sant Clay Co Pike's No. 20 English ball clay, J. Poole No. 10 run-of-mine Tennessee ball clay, Johnson- Porter ...
Nelson Horatio Darton, 1909
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Henley's twentieth century formulas, recipes and processes
4 parts TIL—China clay. . .. . . . . 8 parts Cornwall stone.. . . . 40 parts Bone... .. .. .. 29 parts ... 34 parts Flint... .. .. .. .. .. 6parts Blue clay . . . . . . . . .. 5 parts V.—China clay. ... 20 parts ill—China clay . . . . .. .. 30 parts Bone... .. .. .. 40 parts Feldspar .
G.D. Hiscox
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Bal Maidens
China clay was quarried in a small way in the 18th century, but during the 19th century it became a large-scale industry. By 1809, 3,000 tons of china clay and stone was being exported through the Charlestown Docks. The earliest mention of ...
Lynne Mayers, 2008

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «CHINA CLAY»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term china clay is used in the context of the following news items.
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New report explores the earthenware market segment forecasts up …
... earthenware varies, depending on the region, but it generally includes minerals such as feldspar, quartz, ball clay, and china clay or kaolin. «WhaTech, Jul 15»
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A different kind of cruising
The multimillion-pound Eden Project, a “global garden” of landscapes, ornamental plants and crops, developed in a former china clay pit, and ... «Aberdeen Press and Journal, Jul 15»
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DB Schenker looks to deliver eco-solution for the construction industry
The aggregate materials are a by-product from the production of china clay by Imerys, a world leading company in mineral-based speciality ... «Link2Portal, Jul 15»
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Mighty Camborne triumph at Bugle
Record crowds flocked to Molinnis Park in the china clay country village of Bugle, as 30 bands thrilled their audience with a wonderful day of ... «Western Morning News, Jun 15»
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Top 10 things to do this weekend
The band will headline the event at Wheal Martyn in St Austell, to help raise funds for Cornwall's China Clay Heritage Centre. For tickets: 01726 ... «West Briton, Jun 15»
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Win tickets to see Eden Project founder Sir Tim Smit in Christchurch
Sir Tim Smit will be in Christchurch to tell the story of how Eden UK transformed a disused china clay pit into one of the top tourist attractions in ... «The Press, Jun 15»
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Amp up your bathroom essentials with activated charcoal
... (P1,500/100 ml) harnesses the benefits of plant extracts like white China clay to absorb environmental toxins, lecithin to dissolve impurities, ... «Inquirer.net, Jun 15»
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Day of music at china clay centre
ON SATURDAY the Party in the Park fundraising event takes place at Wheal Martyn, St Austell, to help raise funds for Cornwall's China Clay ... «West Briton, Jun 15»
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Housing allowed despite china clay works noise concerns
Permission for the redevelopment of a house in Cornwall with 44 dwellings was granted despite concern about noise from a nearby china clay ... «PlanningResource, Jun 15»
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Eden Project Co-Founder to speak in Christchurch
“The Eden Project in the United Kingdom transformed a disused china clay pit into one of the top tourist attractions in England. The pit now ... «Scoop.co.nz, Jun 15»

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« EDUCALINGO. China clay [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/china-clay>. Nov 2019 ».
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