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Porcelain

porcelain

(Science: botany) Purslain.

A fine translucent or semitransculent kind of earthenware, made first in china and japan, but now also in Europe and America; called also China, or China ware. Porcelain, by being pure, is apt to break. (Dryden) ivory porcelain, porcelain with a surface like ivory, produced by depolishing. See Depolishing. Porcelain clay. See Clay.

(Science: zoology) Porcelain crab, a cowry.

Origin: F. Porcelaine, It. Porcellana, orig, the porcelain shell, or Venus shell (Cypraea porcellana), from a dim. Fr. L. Porcus pig, probably from the resemblance of the shell in shape to a pig's back. Porcelain was called after this shell, either on account of its smoothness and whiteness, or because it was believed to be made from it. See Pork.


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... appreciate it if any of you, especially those who use a handheld magnifier or microscope, would confirm my observations, starting with your own porcelain pots. Can even capture fibers with scotchtape and place on paper for easier viewing. I still emit fibers in pairs at times, coming from just ...

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... appreciate it if any of you, especially those who use a handheld magnifier or microscope, would confirm my observations, starting with your own porcelain pots. Can even capture fibers with scotchtape and place on paper for easier viewing. I still emit fibers in pairs at times, coming from just ...

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The Fiber Disease

... (which I viewed under magnification scores of times after the initial parade or two from my nose while I swatted them with scotchtape)on bathroom porcelain fixtures nearly everywhere I go (if only a few, depends on how clean the bathrooms are). Still, I see a tiny dark (blue) fiber with a speck ...

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