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Pakistani meteorologist Mohammad Hanif said the pollution, caused by dust, the burning of crops, and emissions from factories and brick kilns in Pakistan and neighboring India, was expected to linger until the middle of the month.
Prior to the remodel, firing the clay art pieces had to be done when classes were not in session because there was no ventilation for the kiln.
Prisoners were assigned to crush the rocks while others loaded them into large kilns, according to testimony Hawk collected.
There isn’t much time for the raw clay to harden in the kiln.
This village within a village comprises small houses, restaurants, kilns, studios, and shops, and is the perfect place to learn more about traditional Okinawan pottery—and to pick up a pair of shisa dogs.
Sulphur-heavy petcoke and other cheap, highly polluting fuels such as furnace oil are widely used by cement factories, dyeing units, paper mills, brick kilns, and ceramics businesses.
Nearby stood a rusted kiln, a pair of filthy mops and a gunmetal gray coffin, broiling in the desert sun.
Cement is made by heating limestone and other materials in a kiln at 1400°C.
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Kiln has been a part of the English language for over 1,000 years, its first known use in Old English (as "cyline") dating back to the early 700s. Unlike many words that descend from Old English, however, "kiln" is not ultimately Germanic in origin but was borrowed from Latin culina, meaning "kitchen," an ancestor of the English word culinary. In the 14th century, speakers of Middle English began to drop the "n" at the end of the word, and even to this day some English speakers pronounce "kiln" so that it rhymes with "mill." In fact, like "kiln," "mill" (from Late Latin molina) was originally spelled and pronounced with a terminal "n." Unlike "mill," however, "kiln" has retained the final "n" in spelling, if not always in pronunciation.
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