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Palissy

[pa-lee-see] /pa liˈsi/
noun
1.
Bernard
[ber-nar] /bɛrˈnar/ (Show IPA),
c1510–89, French potter, enameler, and author.
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  • In this strait Palissy began to give way: he faltered, and at length made a compromise with his anxious helpmate.

    Palissy the Huguenot Potter C. L. Brightwell
  • For many successive months and years Palissy pursued his experiments.

    Self-Help Samuel Smiles
  • A survey and plan of the great salt-marshes of Saintonge was wanted in 1543, and Palissy obtained the work.

    Historic Inventions Rupert S. Holland
  • Like so many Renaissance artists Palissy tried his skill in many lines.

    Historic Inventions Rupert S. Holland
  • Palissy has written his own story, and it has the interest of romance and the fervor of faith.

  • A female Palissy would revolutionize our ideas of womans art.

    The Dull Miss Archinard Anne Douglas Sedgwick
  • Finally the pottery fever seemed to abate, and Palissy went back to his drudgery of glass-painting and occasional surveying.

  • Palissy receives them joyfully; he would like to invite the whole town.

    Stories of Invention Edward E. Hale
  • Palissy next erected an improved furnace, but he was so unfortunate as to build part of the inside with flints.

    Self-Help Samuel Smiles
  • The heart of Palissy was too full to suffer him to detail the particulars of this event.

    Palissy the Huguenot Potter C. L. Brightwell
British Dictionary definitions for Palissy

Palissy

/French palisi/
noun
1.
Bernard (bɛrnar). 1510–89, French Huguenot potter and writer on natural history, noted for his rustic glazed earthenware: died in the Bastille
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