(glassblowing, blow molding) The excess material which adheres to the top, base, or rim of a glass object when it is cut or knocked off from a blowpipe or punty, or from the mold-filling process. Typically removed after annealing as part of the finishing process (e.g. scored and snapped off).
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Origin of Moil
Middle English mollen to soften by wetting from Old French moillier from Vulgar Latin molliāre from Latin mollia (pānis) the soft part (of bread) from neuter pl. of mollis soft mel-1 in Indo-European roots
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
From Middle English mollen (“to soften by wetting"), from Old French moillier with the same meaning, from Latin molla panis (“soft part of bread"), from mollis (“soft"); from the Proto-Indo-European root 'mel-', 'soft'.
From Hebrew 'mohel', מוהל (ritual circumciser), referring to the foreskin-like shape of the unwanted rim.
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