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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Pottery & ceramics
porcelainporce‧lain /ˈpɔːslɪn $ ˈpɔːrsəlɪn/ noun [uncountable]  1 TIPa hard shiny white substance that is used for making expensive plates, cups etcchina a porcelain vase2 DFUplates, cups etc made of thischina
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porcelainInstruments of torture feature somewhat incongruously alongside porcelain, glassware and fans owned by members of the imperial family.Firemen and villagers formed a chain to ferry furniture and porcelain to safety.I held my breath and examined the exquisite little porcelain feathers and the pink and white porcelain crab-apple blossoms.The year was 1710, and Meissen porcelain is still being made to this day.Hand-painted porcelain plates and artistic presentations are visually charming here.The porcelain industry, in which again much government money was sunk, was also a failure.She had put two straight-backed chairs at a kitchen table with a white porcelain top.
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