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In the ceramic industry, bitstones are coarse grains of Quartz or Flint that are spread on saggers to prevent the ceramic ware from sticking during firing.

Synonyms and Related Terms

bit-stone (Br.)

Resources and Citations

  • G.S.Brady, Materials Handbook, McGraw-Hill Book Co., New York, 1971 Comment: p. 334
  • Ralph Mayer, A Dictionary of Art Terms and Techniques, Harper and Row Publishers, New York, 1969 (also 1945 printing)