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Trass definitions

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

TRASS n. A volcanic earth, resembling puzzolana, used as a cement; or a coarse sort of plaster or mortar, durable in water, and used to line cisterns and other reservoirs of water. The Dutch tarrass is made of a soft rock stone found near Collen, on the lower part of the Rhine. It is burnt like lime, and reduced to powder in mills. It is of a grayish color.

Oxford Reference Dictionary

n. (also tarras) a light-coloured tuff used as cement-material. Etymology: Du. trass, earlier terras, tiras f. Rmc: cf. TERRACE

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Trass Trass, n. [D. tras or Gr. trass, probably fr. It. terrazzo terrace. See Terrace.] (Geol.) A white to gray volcanic tufa, formed of decomposed trachytic cinders; -- sometimes used as a cement. Hence, a coarse sort of plaster or mortar, durable in water, and used to line cisterns and other reservoirs of water. [Formerly written also tarras, tarrace, terras.] Note: The Dutch trass is made by burning and grinding a soft grayish rock found on the lower Rhine.




 


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