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- n. A scum that forms on molten glass
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A whitish substance which is cast up, as a scum, from the materials of glass in fusion, and, floating on the top, is skimmed off; -- called also glass gall.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Glass-gall. See anatron, 1.
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Here the lump of sandiver lay, while through its mass shot rays of vivid prismatic color, glowing and dying along its surface so vivaciously that one needs must fancy the salamander no fable, and that this death of gorgeous agony was something more than the mere cooling of an inert mass of matter.
Some of these sink to the bottom, and some rise in scum, or, as it is called here, glass-gall, and sometimes sandiver. "
What would there be to laugh at in the world, if the human sandiver were removed? "