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sagger

[sag-er] /ˈsæg ər/
noun
1.
a box or case made of refractory baked clay in which the finer ceramic wares are enclosed and protected while baking.
2.
a hard unlayered clay underlying many coal beds.
verb (used with object)
3.
to place in or on a sagger.
Also, saggar, seggar.
Origin of sagger
1680-1690
1680-90; perhaps variant of safeguard
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  • A cream or buff body is all that is necessary, therefore, and the foundation of this is a clay known as sagger clay.

    The Potter's Craft Charles F. Binns
  • "That sagger is certainly on the downward path," said Frank.

    Joe The Hotel Boy Horatio Alger Jr.
  • In fact,   there is an entire section in the clay-shop devoted to nothing but sagger making.

    The Story of Porcelain Sara Ware Bassett
  • Bats and props are best made of sagger clay to which has been added about one-third of crushed fire-brick.

    The Potter's Craft Charles F. Binns
  • There was a pause and sagger sprang forward, trying to catch Joe around the arms.

    Joe The Hotel Boy Horatio Alger Jr.
  • "Don't you call me afraid," said sagger, but his voice had lost much of its bullying tone.

    Joe The Hotel Boy Horatio Alger Jr.

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