earthen

[ ur-thuh n ]SEE DEFINITION OF earthen

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If the one be porcelain, and the other earthen ware, both are brittle!

When it is thick and smooth, take it off, and pour it into an earthen pan.

No, Margaret, you and I could not have turned him from our earthen roof.

I don't like earthen pots for them any way—the plants do better in wood or tin.

To quiet him Desiree had to get him an earthen pan full of dish-water.

After it has stood a proper time to settle, the pure honey is poured into earthen jars, tied down close to exclude the air.

Take the largest broad mushrooms, break them into an earthen pan, strew salt over, and stir them occasionally for three days.

Put them on tins or earthen dishes in a cool oven once or twice to harden, and keep them in paper bags hung up in the kitchen.

When they boil take them off the fire, put them into an earthen pan with the water, and let them stand till the next day.

Melt in an earthen or iron pot half a pound of black rosin, half a pound of sealing wax, and a quarter of a pound of bees wax.

WORD ORIGIN

early 13c., "made of earth;" see earth + -en (2). Not attested in Old English (where eorðen meant "of or in the earth"). Cognate of Old High German irdin, Gothic airþeins. Meaning "made of clay" is attested from late 14c.

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