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Mix (clay or other materials) with water in a revolving apparatus, for use in ceramics:‘china clays and ball clays are blunged separately’
blend, mingle, combine, put together, stir, jumble, mergeblend, mingle, combine, put together, stir, jumble, mergeView synonyms
- ‘This body is blunged as a slip and dried up to plastic on cloth on the ground and aged for developing plasticity.’
- ‘Crude clays are blunged, sieved and passed over rare earth magnets, then stored in constantly agitated farm tanks.’
- ‘The clay slurry, during the blunging and conditioning operations may include from about 25 to 65% solids.’
- ‘I break up the clay vessel and take the fragments and blunge them and put them back on the potter's wheel.’
- ‘After the last piece of clay has been put into the blunger, the mix is blunged for two hours.’
Early 19th century: blend of blend and plunge.
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