sandiver
Gall Gall (g[add]l), n. [F. galle, noix de galle, fr. L. galla.] (Zo["o]l.) An excrescence of any form produced on any part of a plant by insects or their larvae. They are most commonly caused by small Hymenoptera and Diptera which puncture the bark and lay their eggs in the wounds. The larvae live within the galls. Some galls are due to aphids, mites, etc. See {Gallnut}. [1913 Webster]

Note: The galls, or gallnuts, of commerce are produced by insects of the genus {Cynips}, chiefly on an oak ({Quercus infectoria} syn. {Quercus Lusitanica}) of Western Asia and Southern Europe. They contain much tannin, and are used in the manufacture of that article and for making ink and a black dye, as well as in medicine. [1913 Webster]

{Gall insect} (Zo["o]l.), any insect that produces galls.

{Gall midge} (Zo["o]l.), any small dipterous insect that produces galls.

{Gall oak}, the oak ({Quercus infectoria}) which yields the galls of commerce.

{Gall of glass}, the neutral salt skimmed off from the surface of melted crown glass;- called also {glass gall} and {sandiver}. --Ure.

{Gall wasp}. (Zo["o]l.) See {Gallfly}. [1913 Webster]


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  • Sandiver — San di*ver, n. [Perh. fr. OF. sa[ i]n grease, fat + de of + verre glass (cf. {Saim}), or fr. F. sel de verre sandiver.] A whitish substance which is cast up, as a scum, from the materials of glass in fusion, and, floating on the top, is skimmed… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • sandiver — /san deuh veuhr/, n. a whitish, saline scum formed on the surface of molten glass. Also called glass gall. [1300 50; ME saundyver < MF suin de verre grease of glass. See SWEAT, VITRI ] * * * …   Universalium

  • sandiver — noun A scum that forms on molten glass …   Wiktionary

  • sandiver — [ sandɪvə] noun scum on molten glass. Origin ME: appar. from OFr. suin de verre exudation from glass , from suer to sweat + verre glass …   English new terms dictionary

  • sandiver — n. Glass gall …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • sandiver — n. liquid scum formed in glass making. Etymology: ME app. f. F suin de verre exhalation of glass f. suer to sweat …   Useful english dictionary

  • glass gall — Sandiver San di*ver, n. [Perh. fr. OF. sa[ i]n grease, fat + de of + verre glass (cf. {Saim}), or fr. F. sel de verre sandiver.] A whitish substance which is cast up, as a scum, from the materials of glass in fusion, and, floating on the top, is… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • sandever — Sandiver San di*ver, n. [Perh. fr. OF. sa[ i]n grease, fat + de of + verre glass (cf. {Saim}), or fr. F. sel de verre sandiver.] A whitish substance which is cast up, as a scum, from the materials of glass in fusion, and, floating on the top, is… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • glass gall — sandiver. [1590 1600] * * * …   Universalium

  • Anatron — An a*tron, n. [F. anatron, natron, Sp. anatron, natron, fr. Ar. al natr[=u]n. See {Natron}, {Niter}.] [Obs.] 1. Native carbonate of soda; natron. [1913 Webster] 2. Glass gall or sandiver. [1913 Webster] 3. Saltpeter. Coxe. Johnson. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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