from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun In ceramics, a workman in a pottery who attaches molded ornaments, or sprigs, usually of a different color, to the surface of the ware.

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  • noun a worker who strips the stems from moistened tobacco leaves and binds the leaves together into books


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  • An embroiderer who specialized in working designs of sprigs, usually in the form of flowers and leaves.

    (Michael Quinion, "Gallimaufry", page 210)

    October 3, 2008