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Delft

 (dĕlft)
A city of southwest Netherlands southeast of The Hague. Chartered in 1246, it is noted for its fine pottery, which has been produced here since the 1500s.

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delft

delft

 (dĕlft)
n.
1. A style of glazed earthenware, usually blue and white.
2. Pottery made in this style.

[After Delft (where it was first made).]
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Delft

(dɛlft)
n
1. (Placename) a town in the SW Netherlands, in South Holland province. Pop: 97 000 (2003 est)
2. (Ceramics) Also called: delftware tin-glazed earthenware made in Delft since the 17th century, typically having blue decoration on a white ground
3. (Ceramics) a similar earthenware made in England
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delft

(dɛlft)

also delf

(dɛlf)

n.
1. earthenware having an opaque white glaze with an overglaze decoration, usu. in blue.
2. any pottery resembling this.
Also called delft′ ware`.
[1705–15; after Delft]

Delft

(dɛlft)

n.
a city in W Netherlands. 88,074.
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Noun1.delft - a style of glazed earthenwaredelft - a style of glazed earthenware; usually white with blue decoration
earthenware - ceramic ware made of porous clay fired at low heat
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Translations

delft

[delft] Nporcelana f de Delft
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delft

nDelfter Fayencen pl
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References in classic literature ?
But Boxtel, fearing that he might not arrive early enough, procured at Delft a box, lined all round with fresh moss, in which he packed the tulip.
heart, or a shilling for a pair of chromolithographic pictures or delft figures to place on his mantelboard, suffered greater privation for the sake of possessing a work of art than the great landlord or shareholder who paid a thousand pounds, which he was too rich to miss, for a portrait that, like Hogarth's Jack Sheppard, was only interesting to students of criminal physiognomy.
The same idea was carried out in the cups and saucers of thick homely delft, and in the cream-jug of similar kind.
Rush-bottomed arm-chairs faced each other across the tiled hearth, and rows of Delft plates stood on shelves against the walls.
At last, in a small room, Philip stopped before The Lacemaker of Vermeer van Delft.
As a result, Brussels appointed an expert inquiry led by Dutch consultancy CE Delft to assess various calculation methods.
"Such an extrapolation is by definition uncertain, and you can go into all sorts of statistical methods and techniques to fine-tune that prediction." Dijkman works for Delft Hydraulics, a Dutch company that has positioned itself as a leader in water management strategies.
So, Ruina and several colleagues at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Delft University in the Netherlands decided to prove that robots developed from passive-dynamic principles could, with the strategic addition of some motors, walk on flat ground.
In February, engineering teams from Cornell Univ, Ithaca, N.Y., Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Cambridge, and Holland's Delft Univ.
The nation's founder, William of Orange, known as William the Silent, was assassinated in Delft and was buried here.
Delft is typically the blue and white pottery traditionally made in the Netherlands around the town of Delft, although the style is used around Europe Two-tone designs usually feature native Dutch scenes, although some English Delftware can also be more colourful.