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 for Dutch clinker
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Hollander \Hol"land*er\, prop. n.
     1. A native or one of the people of Holland; a Dutchman.
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     2. A very hard, semi-glazed, green or dark brown brick, which
        will not absorb water; -- called also, Dutch clinker.
        --Wagner.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Dutch \Dutch\, a. [D. duitsch German; or G. deutsch, orig.,
     popular, national, OD. dietsc, MHG. diutsch, tiutsch, OHG.
     diutisk, fr. diot, diota, a people, a nation; akin to AS.
     pe['o]d, OS. thiod, thioda, Goth. piuda; cf. Lith. tauta
     land, OIr. tuath people, Oscan touto. The English have
     applied the name especially to the Germanic people living
     nearest them, the Hollanders. Cf. Derrick, Teutonic.]
     Pertaining to Holland, or to its inhabitants.
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     Dutch auction. See under Auction.
  
     Dutch cheese, a small, pound, hard cheese, made from skim
        milk.
  
     Dutch clinker, a kind of brick made in Holland. It is
        yellowish, very hard, and long and narrow in shape.
  
     Dutch clover (Bot.), common white clover ({Trifolium
        repens), the seed of which was largely imported into
        England from Holland.
  
     Dutch concert, a so-called concert in which all the singers
        sing at the same time different songs. [Slang]
  
     Dutch courage, the courage of partial intoxication. [Slang]
        --Marryat.
  
     Dutch door, a door divided into two parts, horizontally, so
        arranged that the lower part can be shut and fastened,
        while the upper part remains open.
  
     Dutch foil, Dutch leaf, or Dutch gold, a kind of brass
        rich in copper, rolled or beaten into thin sheets, used in
        Holland to ornament toys and paper; -- called also Dutch
        mineral, Dutch metal, brass foil, and bronze leaf.
        
  
     Dutch liquid (Chem.), a thin, colorless, volatile liquid,
        C2H4Cl2, of a sweetish taste and a pleasant ethereal
        odor, produced by the union of chlorine and ethylene or
        olefiant gas; -- called also Dutch oil. It is so called
        because discovered (in 1795) by an association of four
        Hollandish chemists. See Ethylene, and Olefiant.
  
     Dutch oven, a tin screen for baking before an open fire or
        kitchen range; also, in the United States, a shallow iron
        kettle for baking, with a cover to hold burning coals.
  
     Dutch pink, chalk, or whiting dyed yellow, and used in
        distemper, and for paper staining. etc. --Weale.
  
     Dutch rush (Bot.), a species of horsetail rush or
        Equisetum+({Equisetum+hyemale">Equisetum ({Equisetum hyemale) having a rough,
        siliceous surface, and used for scouring and polishing; --
        called also scouring rush, and shave grass. See
        Equisetum.
  
     Dutch tile, a glazed and painted ornamental tile, formerly
        much exported, and used in the jambs of chimneys and the
        like.
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     Note: Dutch was formerly used for German.
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                 Germany is slandered to have sent none to this
                 war [the Crusades] at this first voyage; and that
                 other pilgrims, passing through that country,
                 were mocked by the Dutch, and called fools for
                 their pains.                       --Fuller.
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