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Definition of Terra cotta

Terra cotta
Terra Ter"ra, n. [It. & L. See Terrace.] The earth; earth. Terra alba [L., white earth] (Com.), a white amorphous earthy substance consisting of burnt gypsum, aluminium silicate (kaolin), or some similar ingredient, as magnesia. It is sometimes used to adulterate certain foods, spices, candies, paints, etc. Terra cotta. [It., fr. terra earth + cotta, fem. of cotto cooked, L. coctus, p. p. of coquere to cook. See Cook, n.] Baked clay; a kind of hard pottery used for statues, architectural decorations, figures, vases, and the like. Terr[ae] filius [L., son of the earth], formerly, one appointed to write a satirical Latin poem at the public acts in the University of Oxford; -- not unlike the prevaricator at Cambridge, England. Terra firma [L.], firm or solid earth, as opposed to water. Terra Japonica. [NL.] Same as Gambier. It was formerly supposed to be a kind of earth from Japan. Terra Lemnia [L., Lemnian earth], Lemnian earth. See under Lemnian. Terra ponderosa [L., ponderous earth] (Min.), barite, or heavy spar. Terra di Sienna. See Sienna.

Meaning of Terra cotta from wikipedia

- Terracotta, terra cotta, or terra-cotta (pronounced [ˌtɛrraˈkɔtta]; Italian: "baked earth", from the Latin terra cocta), a type of earthenware, is a clay-based...
- 000-Man Terra Cotta Army Dies At 82". npr.org. "Army of Terracotta Warriors". Lonely Planet. "Discoveries May Rewrite History of China's Terra-Cotta Warriors"...
- colors light salmon and salmon shown above, it is used in HTML and CSS. Terra cotta is a color that resembles terracotta pottery. List of colors W3C TR CSS3...
- Terra Cotta (or terracotta) is a clay-based ceramic material, and objects made in it. Terra Cotta or terracotta may also refer to: Terra Cotta, California...
- Glazed architectural terra-cotta (the hyphen usually only found in American usage) is a ceramic masonry building material used as a decorative skin. It...
- A Terra-Cotta Warrior, also known as Fight and Love with a Terracotta Warrior, is a 1990 Hong Kong film based on the novel by Lilian Lee, directed by...
- Terra Cotta, California is a former mining town in Riverside County. It was established in 1887, in the Warm Springs Valley northwest of the town of Lake...
- for the bell tower of the Cathedral of Florence; a marble and enameled terra-cotta tabernacle (1443), now in S. Maria in Peretola; bronze angels to enrich...
- "Graeco-Buddhist Terra Cotta Head". Bulletin of the Pennsylvania Museum. 18 (1): 5–7. 1922. doi:10.2307/3794024. JSTOR 3794024. "On the Older Forms of Terra-Cotta Roofing...
- Jungwirth designed a statue for the university, which had to be cast in terra cotta because of World War II rationing. In 2005, the university replaced Jungwirth's...