Synonyms for terra-cotta

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It is noted for its terra-cotta ware, clocks, and Museum of Antiquities.

No. 19 is a splendid Terra-cotta vase from the Palace of Priam.

He came to a stop, and sat staring at the terra-cotta Spanish floor-tiles.

The too lachrymose Madonna in terra-cotta, 256, already ushers in the decadence.

The slab of terra-cotta was the most obvious material for its reception.

Here the terra-cotta pipes are about eight inches in diameter.

Terra-cotta pipe should not be permitted in filled-in ground.

Three of Nebuchadrezzar's terra-cotta cylinders have been found at Tahpanhes.

The terra-cotta work is, I think, also too free for Fermo Stella.

Fig. 362 shows a terra-cotta spindle-whorl from Malacate, Nicaragua.

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.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR TERRA-COTTA

brown

adjectivedark, burnished color
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