from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One whose occupation is the grinding and polishing of glass.
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He was the tenth and last son of a poor glass-grinder who was unable to give his boy even the rudiments of knowledge.
Being arrived at an age proper to be put out an apprentice, they placed him with a glass-grinder, to whom he served an apprenticeship faithfully, and to his good liking when out of time.
He thereupon traveled up to London, and put himself apprentice to a glass-grinder, with whom he served his time very honestly and faithfully.