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pe·tun·tze

or pe·tun·tse  (pə-to͝on′tsĕ)
n.
A variety of feldspar sometimes mixed with kaolin and used in Chinese porcelain.

[Mandarin bái dūnzi : bái, white; see pekoe + dūnzi, block of stone (dūn, mound, block from Middle Chinese tun, mound, block + Mandarin -zi, noun-formative suffix; see gyoza).]

petuntse

(pɪˈtʌntsɪ; -ˈtʊn-) or

petuntze

n
(Minerals) a fusible feldspathic mineral used in hard-paste porcelain; china stone
[C18: from Chinese (Beijing) pe tun tzu, from pe white + tun heap + tzu offspring]
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Chinese potters and later, Japanese and Korean potters, used weathered petuntse, a feldspathic rock that contained very small traces of iron and titanium.
(7) In both pe-tsai and petuntse the OED explains that the pronunciation with /e/ is due to Southern Mandarin, but it does not assure that the items come from that specific variety.
Walker, who employed similar tactics a few years ago with Petuntse - another pounds 6,000 claim, who won five races - is hoping Saif Sareea can notch another win on the level before his attentions are returned to jumping.
Mary Reveley's pair, Colourful Life and Petuntse, have both won their share of races this term but I believe the former has more scope for improvement than his Saltburn stablemate.
It is made up from a mixture of china clay (kaolin) and a ground feldspar mineral called china stone or petuntse, allowing it to be fired at 1,400infinityC.
'He has come to himself in the last few weeks and the handicapper keeps forcing our hand,' said the Northallerton trainer's son, Grant, of the 7-4 favourite, who defeated Petuntse by three lengths.
Petuntse, now with Mary Reveley having been transferred from the Kelly Marks stable during the summer, can complete a three-timer in the BBA Stallion Department Handicap Hurdle (3.25).
Later on the card Petuntse can complete a three-timer in the BBA Stallion Department Handicap Hurdle.
At Wetherby at the beginning of this month Petuntse produced a telling burst of speed approaching the final flight to score easing down by three and a half lengths from Noble Pasao.
The owning syndicate which goes by the name of that delicacy are set to strike for the second time in six days with Petuntse in the Cook Griffiths Headhunters Handicap Hurdle.
Williams specimens illustrated by Sowerby include a chlorargyrite from the Mexico mine, Cuthbert parish, Cornwall (plate 244, dated 1807), and an attractive group of what appear to be white blocky albite crystals, "Silex petuntse," from the Huel Rose mine, Gwennap (plate 257, dated 1808).
"He has come to himself in the last few weeks and the handicapper keeps forcing our hand," said the Northallerton trainer's son Grant of the 7-4 favourite, who defeated Petuntse by three lengths.