water smoke

noun

Definition of water smoke 

(Entry 1 of 2)

1 : mist or foggy vapor rising from the surface of a body of water

2 : the moisture that rises in the firing of clayware in the form of vapor from the green brick as it is undergoing heating

water-smoke

transitive verb

Definition of water-smoke (Entry 2 of 2)

: to drive off the moisture in (as green brick) in the preliminary stage of burning by means of a slow fire

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