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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR TERRA COTTA

Can these have been of terra cotta of the della Robbia school?

Another is a dining-room of copper, bronze and terra cotta shades.

In or near them were perfume vials of terra cotta with a few of glass.

In London, the substitute for the clay would be terra cotta.

The sphere is of terra cotta; the marks that have been made on it are rough and ill formed.

How minutely expressive are the terra cotta images of Spain!

His hands, that had got to be the color of terra cotta, hung idly between his legs.

They were made of terra cotta, red in color and one side glazed.

Terra Cotta and Tiles,—Owing to large deposits of fine clays suitable for making such articles.

Like the other terra cotta objects, these are fully illustrated in the above-named work.

WORD ORIGIN

1722, from Italian terra cotta, literally "cooked earth," from terra "earth" (see terrain) + cotta "baked," from Latin cocta, fem. past participle of coquere (see cook (n.)). As a color name for brownish-red, attested from 1882.

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