fire clay


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fire clay

also fire·clay (fīr′klā′)
n.
A type of clay that is able to withstand intense heat, used to make firebricks, crucibles, and other objects that are exposed to high temperatures.

fire clay

n
1. (General Engineering) a heat-resistant clay used in the making of firebricks, furnace linings, etc

fire′ clay`


n.
a refractory clay used for making crucibles, firebricks, etc.
[1810–20]
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Fire clay beds generally associated with coal seams are found in Mianwali, Sargodha and Attock districts.
It is mentioned that Pakistan has abundance of economically exploitable reserves of coal, rock salt, limestone and onyx marble, China clay, dolomite, fire clay, gypsum, silica sand and granite as well as precious and semiprecious stones.
Danilo is an archaeological site near the coastal town of Sibenki, in Dalmatia, Croatia, and the rhyton found there is a four-legged Neolithic vessel made of fire clay that most archaeologists agree was most likely a cult vessel used in rituals of unknown origin and content.
The clay at the site is believed to be fire clay, which is used to make bricks.
During the week, prices of fire clay went down by 19 per cent.
The application, by Dickinson Dees on behalf of Hall Construction, is for the extraction of up to 480,000 tonnes of high-quality coal and 100,000 tonnes of fire clay over three years.
The statue was the gift of Sir William Haswell Stephenson, whose father founded a fire clay and gas works in Throckley in Newcastle.
It has a wide range of minerals, including iron, aluminium, zinc, copper, arsenic, molybdenum, marble and fire clay.