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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Terra  \Ter"ra\,  n.  [It.  &  L.  See  {Terrace}.] 
  The  earth;  earth. 
 
  {Terra  alba}  [L.,  white  earth]  (Com.),  a  white  amorphous 
  earthy  substance  consisting  of  burnt  gypsum,  aluminium 
  silicate  (kaolin),  or  some  similar  ingredient,  as 
  magnesia.  It  is  sometimes  used  to  adulterate  certain 
  foods,  spices,  candies,  paints,  etc 
 
  {Terra  cotta}.  [It.,  fr  terra  earth  +  cotta,  fem.  of  cotto 
  cooked,  L.  coctus,  p.  p.  of  coquere  to  cook.  See  {Cook}, 
  n.]  Baked  clay;  a  kind  of  hard  pottery  used  for  statues, 
  architectural  decorations,  figures,  vases,  and  the  like 
 
 
  {Terr[ae]  filius}  [L.,  son  of  the  earth],  formerly,  one 
  appointed  to  write  a  satirical  Latin  poem  at  the  public 
  acts  in  the  University  of  Oxford;  --  not  unlike  the 
  prevaricator  at  Cambridge,  England. 
 
  {Terra  firma}  [L.],  firm  or  solid  earth,  as  opposed  to 
  {water}. 
 
  {Terra  Japonica}.  [NL.]  Same  as  {Gambier}.  It  was  formerly 
  supposed  to  be  a  kind  of  earth  from  Japan. 
 
  {Terra  Lemnia}  [L.,  Lemnian  earth],  Lemnian  earth.  See  under 
  {Lemnian}. 
 
  {Terra  ponderosa}  [L.,  ponderous  earth]  (Min.),  barite,  or 
  heavy  spar. 
 
  {Terra  di  Sienna}.  See  {Sienna}. 




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