One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A slab of polished stone or iron on which hot glass blown from a blowpipe is rolled and shaped.
with object To roll (glass) on a marver; to apply (a pattern) by rolling glass on a marver.
Mid 19th century; earliest use found in George Richardson Porter (1792–1852), civil servant and statistician. From French marbre<br>mid 19th century; earliest use found in Charles Tomlinson (1808–1897), science teacher and writer. From marver.
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