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- n. A spherical mass of glass, rolled immediately after being taken out of the furnace.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. An intermediate stage or shape of a glass object which is produced in more than one stage.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In a recently invented glass-blowing machine for bottle-making, the receptacle which first receives the molten glass in quantity just sufficient to form a single bottle, and feeds the metal to the mold. The sizes of the parisons are varied to correspond with different sizes of bottles.
- n. In glass manufacturing, the mass of molten glass gathered on the end of the pontil before it is blown.
From French paraison, from parer ‘pare’. (Wiktionary)