Porcelain ball craft

Porcelain /ˈpɔːrsəlnˈpɔːrsln/ is a ceramic material made by heating materials, generally including kaolin, in a kiln to temperatures between 1,200 and 1,400 °C (2,200 and 2,600 °F). The toughness, strength, and translucence of porcelain, relative to other types of pottery, arises mainly from vitrification and the formation of the mineral mullite within the body at these high temperatures.
Porcelain was first developed in China around 2,000 years ago, then slowly spread to other East Asian countries, and finally Europe and the rest of the world. Its manufacturing process is more demanding than that for earthenware and stoneware, the two other main types of pottery, and it has usually been regarded as the most prestigious type of pottery for its delicacy, strength, and its white colour. It combines well with both glazes and paint, and can be modelled very well, allowing a huge range of decorative treatments in tablewares, vessels and figurines. It also has many uses in technology and industry.
The European name, porcelain in English, come from the old Italian porcellana (cowrie shell) because of its resemblance to the translucent surface of the shell.[1] Porcelain is also referred to as china or fine china in some English-speaking countries, as it was first seen in imports from China.[2] Properties associated with porcelain include low permeability and elasticity; considerable strengthhardnesstoughnesswhitenesstranslucency and resonance; and a high resistance to chemical attack and thermal shock.

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Handbook | Definition of Handbook by Merriam-Webster

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noun  hand·book \ˈhan(d)-ˌbu̇k\
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Definition of handbook

  1. 1a :  a book capable of being conveniently carried as a ready reference :  manualb :  a concise reference book covering a particular subject
  2. 2a :  a bookmaker’s book of betsb :  a place where bookmaking is carried on
Before 12th Century

First Known Use of handbook

before 12th century

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