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  1. a whitish, saline scum formed on the surface of molten glass.
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Origin of sandiver

1300–50; Middle English saundyver < Middle French suin de verre grease of glass. See sweat, vitri-
Also called glass gall.
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Historical Examples of sandiver

  • The use of the sandiver seems to be, to prevent the iron wire that binds the plated metal tube from being soldered to it.

    A Dictionary of Arts, Manufactures and Mines

    Andrew Ure