trass [tras] Examples noun

  1. a light-colored type of volcanic tuff used in making water-resistant cement and mortar.

Also called tar·ras [tuh-ras] /təˈræs/. Examples from the Web for trass Historical Examples of trass

  • He wished that the Trass boy would talk forever about destiny.

    Whilomville Stories

    Stephen Crane

  • But the Trass boy finished his remarks about destiny in a very short time.

    Whilomville Stories

    Stephen Crane

  • The Dutch are very attentive in ascertaining the quality of the trass before using it in building their dikes.

    An Account of the Bell Rock Light-House

    Robert Stevenson

  • Sometimes a proportion of common sand mortar instead of lime is mixed with the trass.

    A Dictionary of Arts, Manufactures and Mines

    Andrew Ure

  • Trass, tras, n. a volcanic earth used as a hydraulic cement.

    Chambers’s Twentieth Century Dictionary (part 4 of 4: S-Z and supplements)


  • British Dictionary definitions for trass trass noun

    1. a variety of the volcanic rock tuff, used to make a hydraulic cement

    Word Origin for trass from Dutch tras, tarasse, from Italian terrazza worthless earth; see terrace

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