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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR CERAMIC

Ceramic pipes were made to carry water from the spring to a waterwheel.

During the year work was begun upon a review of the ceramic art of Mexico.

Others are ceramic satires on the drunkard's folly or the inconstancy of women.

All show distinctly a clinging to the technic of ceramic art.

Still, on the whole, the Cyprian ceramic art is somewhat disappointing.

Perhaps there was no demand for ceramic art of a higher order.

This does not detract from its high place as a ceramic record.

It is here that his greatest triumph in the ceramic art was won.

Literature has been enriched by figures drawn from the ceramic art.

The ceramic is the union of two branches of art, the architectural and the graphic.

WORD ORIGIN

1850, keramic, from Greek keramikos, from keramos "potter's clay, pottery, tiles," perhaps from a pre-Hellenic word. Watkins suggests possible connection with Latin cremare "to burn," but Klein's sources are firmly against this. Spelling influenced by French céramique (1806). Related: ceramist (1855). Ceramics is attested from 1857.

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