from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In glass-making, the open mouth of a furnace at which a globe of crown-glass is exposed during the progress of manufacture in order to soften the thick part at the neck which has just been detached from the blowing-tube.
  • n. In. zoology, a nostril.


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  • I could not conceive that a hole in the cartilage of the nose could be turned to any account except to hold an ornament, though that is usually only a bit of grass, but a man sewing the feathers on his arrows used his nose-hole for holding a needle!

    The Last Journals of David Livingstone from 1865 to His Death


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