from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A muff for the hands.
- n. A boxing-glove.
- n. Same as muffler .
- n. A cover or wrap, especially one used to deaden sound.
- n. In chem. and metallurgy, an arched vessel, resisting the strongest fire, made to be placed over cupels and tests in the operation of assaying, to preserve them from coming in contact with fuel, smoke, or ashes, though at the same time of such a form as not to hinder the action of the air and fire on the metal, nor prevent the inspection of the assayer.
- n. A small furnace with a chamber in which pottery or porcelain painted with metallic colors is baked or fired.
- n. A pulley-block containing several sheaves.
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