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  • Grozing iron — Gro zing i ron 1. A tool with a hardened steel point, formerly used instead of a diamond for cutting glass. [1913 Webster] 2. (Plumbing) A tool for smoothing the solder joints of lead pipe. Knight. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • grozing iron — [ grəʊzɪŋ] noun chiefly historical a pair of pliers for clipping the edges of pieces of glass. Origin ME: grozing from MDu., from the stem of gruizen crush, trim glass , from gruis fragments …   English new terms dictionary

  • grozing iron — /groh zing/ 1. (in plumbing) a hot iron for finishing soldered joints. 2. a steel tool for cutting glass. [1680 90; part trans. of D gruisijzer, equiv. to gruis (s. of gruizen to crush, deriv. of gruis grit) + ijzer IRON] * * * …   Universalium

  • grozing iron — ˈgrōziŋ noun Etymology: part translation of Dutch gruisijzer, from gruizen (dial. groezen) to crush, trim glass (from gruis gravel, fragments, from Middle Dutch gruus) + yzer iron; akin to Middle Low German grūs, grōs crushed stone, gravel, Old… …   Useful english dictionary

  • grozing iron — noun a) a plumbers tool for soldering lead pipes b) a tool used in making stained glass windows …   Wiktionary

  • Grozing — A grozing iron was used to manipulate and shape glass with its hooked end. It was also known as glazier s nippers …   Dictionary of Medieval Terms and Phrases

  • stained glass — stained glass, adj. glass that has been colored, enameled, painted, or stained, esp. by having pigments baked onto its surface or by having various metallic oxides fused into it, as used in church windows, decorative lampshades, etc. [1785 95] *… …   Universalium

  • groze — verb To trim a piece of glass to shape by using a grozing iron …   Wiktionary

  • Stained glass — For the Blackford Oakes novel, see Stained Glass (novel) The term stained glass refers either to the material of coloured glass or to the art and craft of working with it. Throughout its thousand year history the term stained glass was applied… …   Wikipedia

  • Crown glass — The medieval method of making glass involved spinning molten glass on a pointed iron rod so that it was spread by centrifugal force, creating a sheet thickest at the centre. The familiar thick set centre is called a bull s eye . Cf. Grozing …   Dictionary of Medieval Terms and Phrases