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glassblowing

[glas-bloh-ing] /ˈglæsˌbloʊ ɪŋ/
noun
1.
the art or process of forming or shaping a mass of molten or heat-softened glass into ware by blowing air into it through a tube.
Origin of glassblowing
1820-1830
First recorded in 1820-30; glass + blowing
Related forms
glassblower, noun
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  • glassblowing, and spinning strange silky skeins from his glowing light.

    Original Penny Readings George Manville Fenn
  • The habit of constant and instinctive rotation is literally about one-third of the whole art of glassblowing.

    On Laboratory Arts Richard Threlfall

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