Marver

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Marver (Glass Marking) A stone, or cast-iron plate, or former, on which hot glass is rolled to give it shape.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n marver In glass manufacturing, a slab or tablet, originally of marble, but now generally of polished cast-iron, placed on a suitable support or stand, and used by the glass-blower to impart, by rolling and pressing, a cylindrical form to the fused glass gathered upon the end of the blowpipe. It sometimes has concavities formed in it, by which a spheroidal shape may be given to the fused mass when desired. Also maver.
    • marver In glass manufacturing, to shape by means of a marver. Also maver.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Prob. corrupt. fr. OE. or F. marbre, marble

Usage

In literature:

With incredible speed the blower flattened its base upon a marver or table topped with sheet iron.
"The Story of Glass" by Sara Ware Bassett
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