parison

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From French paraison, from parer ‘pare’.

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parison ‎(plural parisons)

  1. (glassblowing) A spherical mass of glass, rolled immediately after being taken out of the furnace.
    • 2006, Thomas Pynchon, Against the Day (Vintage 2007), page 278:
      The wineglasses were from a matched dozen, each having begun as a glowing parison at the end of some blowpipe over in Murano but days before.

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