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pressed glass

noun
1.
molded glass that has been shaped or given its pattern, while molten, by the action of a plunger thrust into the mold.
Origin
1865-1870
1865-70
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Encyclopedia Article for pressed glass

glassware produced by mechanically pressing molten glass into a plain or engraved mold by means of a plunger. Pressed glass can generally be distinguished from hand-cut glass because of its blunt-edged facets, mold seams (which are often removed by polishing, however), and precise, regular faceting.

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