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Potter's ore definitions

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Potter Pot"ter, n. [Cf. F. potier.] 1. One whose occupation is to make earthen vessels. --Ps. ii. 9. The potter heard, and stopped his wheel. --Longfellow. 2. One who hawks crockery or earthenware. [Prov. Eng.] --De Quincey. 3. One who pots meats or other eatables. 4. (Zo["o]l.) The red-bellied terrapin. See Terrapin. Potter's asthma (Med.), emphysema of the lungs; -- so called because very prevalent among potters. --Parkers. Potter's clay. See under Clay. Potter's field, a public burial place, especially in a city, for paupers, unknown persons, and criminals; -- so named from the field south of Jerusalem, mentioned in --Matt. xxvii. 7. Potter's ore. See Alquifou. Potter's wheel, a horizontal revolving disk on which the clay is molded into form with the hands or tools. ``My thoughts are whirled like a potter's wheel.'' --Shak. Potter wasp (Zo["o]l.), a small solitary wasp (Eumenes fraternal) which constructs a globular nest of mud and sand in which it deposits insect larv[ae], such as cankerworms, as food for its young.




 


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