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 skimmed off; -- called also {glass gall}. [Formerly written also {sandever}.] [1913 Webster]

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  • glass gall — 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • glass-gall — glassˈ gall noun A scum formed on fused glass • • • Main Entry: ↑glass …   Useful english dictionary

  • glass gall — noun : a saline whitish scum sometimes cast up from glass in fusion * * * sandiver. [1590 1600] …   Useful english dictionary

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

  • Gall of glass — 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Gall insect — 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Gall midge — 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Gall oak — 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Gall wasp — 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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