quarry tile

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quarry tile (plural quarry tiles)

  1. A very hard ceramic tile used e.g. as flooring, usually 1/2 to 3/4 inches (13 to 19 mm) in thickness, made by the extrusion process from natural clays or shales.
    Synonym: quarrel
    • 1960 September, M. J. Wilson, “Harlow Town station opened”, in Trains Illustrated, page 542:
      The public areas have blue quarry-tile floors, pale blue glass mosaic walls and pillars and varnished timber ceilings; [...].

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