glass blowing
glassblowing glass"blow*ing, glass blowing glass" blow*ing . The art and process of creating glass objects, by shaping glass when reduced by heat to a viscid state, using various manipulations with the hands, especially by inflating it by blowing through a tube. The process is used to manufacture a wide variety of useful and ornamental objects. The manufacture of simple glass objects has been automated, but complex glass objects are still made by the traditional hand processes. [PJC]

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  • glass-blowing — glassˈ blowing noun The process of making glassware by inflating semi molten glass • • • Main Entry: ↑glass * * * ˈglass blowing 7 noun uncountable the art or activity of blowing hot glass into shapes using a special tube Derived Word: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

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  • glass blowing — n. the art or process of shaping molten glass into various forms by blowing air into a mass of it at the end of a tube glass blower n …   English World dictionary

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  • glass-blowing — ► NOUN ▪ the craft of making glassware by blowing semi molten glass through a long tube …   English terms dictionary

  • glass blowing — art of shaping glass objects by blowing air through a tube into a ball of molten glass …   English contemporary dictionary

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