polverine

Polverine

Pol"ve*rine\, n. [It. polverino, fr. polvere ?ust, L. pulvis, -veris. See Powder.] Glassmaker's ashes; a kind of potash or pearlash, brought from the Levant and Syria, -- used in the manufacture of fine glass.
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