Origin of pontil
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Then he put the pontil in its place and went to tend the fire.
Zorzi now had the whole vessel, with its spout and handle, on the pontil.
Pontil, pon′til, n. an iron rod used in glass-making for revolving the glass while soft.
It was then cracked off from the pontil and carried away, a finished liqueur-glass of the tiniest size, to be annealed.
The superfluous material taken up on the pontil, and the shards of articles broken in process of manufacture.
- a less common word for punty
C19: from French, apparently from Italian puntello; see punty
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