What does terra cotta mean?

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ˈkɒt əter·ra cot·ta

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. terra cotta(noun)

    a hard unglazed brownish-red earthenware

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  1. Terra cotta

    Terracotta, Terra cotta or Terra-cotta, a type of earthenware, is a clay-based unglazed or glazed ceramic, where the fired body is porous. Its uses include vessels, water and waste water pipes, bricks, and surface embellishment in building construction, along with sculpture such as the Terracotta Army and Greek terracotta figurines. The term is also used to refer to items made out of this material and to its natural, brownish orange color, which varies considerably. In archaeology and art history, "terracotta" is often used of objects not made on a potter's wheel, such as figurines, where objects made on the wheel from the same material, possibly even by the same person, are called pottery; the choice of term depending on the type of object rather than the material.

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How to say terra cotta in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of terra cotta in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of terra cotta in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of terra cotta in a Sentence

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    One reason is that Gandharan scrolls, like the one at the Library of Congress, were typically buried in terra cotta jars and interred in a stupa, a dome-shaped structure often containing Buddhist texts or relics, another reason is that the relatively high, arid climate of the Gandharan region helps preserve materials like manuscripts on birch bark.

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    a rugged box (usually made of wood); used for shipping
    • A. crate
    • B. brasserie
    • C. muddle
    • D. nitrile

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