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 for Potter''s wheel
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Potter \Pot"ter\, n. [Cf. F. potier.]
     1. One whose occupation is to make earthen vessels. --Ps. ii.
        9.
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              The potter heard, and stopped his wheel.
                                                    --Longfellow.
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     2. One who hawks crockery or earthenware. [Prov. Eng.] --De
        Quincey.
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     3. One who pots meats or other eatables.
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     4. (Zool.) The red-bellied terrapin. See Terrapin.
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     Potter's asthma (Med.), emphysema of the lungs; -- so
        called because very prevalent among potters. --Parkers.
  
     Potter's clay. See under Clay.
  
     Potter's field, a public burial place, especially in a
        city, for paupers, unknown persons, and criminals; -- so
        named from the field south of Jerusalem, mentioned in
        --Matt. xxvii. 7.
  
     Potter's ore. See Alquifou.
  
     Potter's wheel, a horizontal revolving disk on which the
        clay is molded into form with the hands or tools. "My
        thoughts are whirled like a potter's wheel." --Shak.
  
     Potter wasp (Zool.), a small solitary wasp ({Eumenes
        fraternal) which constructs a globular nest of mud and
        sand in which it deposits insect larv[ae], such as
        cankerworms, as food for its young.
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