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marver

[mahr-ver]
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noun
  1. a hard, flat surface of stone, wood, or metal, on which a mass of molten glass is rolled and shaped in glassmaking.
verb (used with object)
  1. to roll (glass) on a marver.

Origin of marver

1825–35; < French marbre marble

marv

[mahrv]
adjective Slang.
  1. marvelous; wonderful.

Origin of marv

by shortening
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Examples from the Web for marver

Historical Examples

  • With incredible speed the blower flattened its base upon a marver or table topped with sheet iron.

    The Story of Glass

    Sara Ware Bassett


British Dictionary definitions for marver

MARV

n acronym for
  1. manoeuvrable re-entry vehicle: a missile that has one or more warheads that may be controlled so as to avoid enemy defences
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