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lehr

[ler]
(engineering)
A long oven in which glass is cooled and annealed after being formed. Also spelled lear; leer.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

lehr

A long tunnel-shaped oven used in annealing glass, usually in a continuous process.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Architecture and Construction. Copyright © 2003 by McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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Am I not right about them?' And the old man rubbed his hands, and leered as if in delight at having found another point of view in which to place his favourite subject.
'Yes, funny, are they not?' replied the little old man, with a diabolical leer; and then, without pausing for an answer, he continued--
The old man looked round the table, and leered more horribly than ever, as if in triumph, at the attention which was depicted in every face.
His hysterical laughter was slowly changing into cries of rage while the silly leer upon his face was supplanted by a ferocious scowl and up-curled lips, which revealed the sharpened fangs beneath.
He even seemed half afraid that she might have read his thoughts; for he leered coaxingly upon her, as he said aloud:
Ah, you gentlemen from the Hall--you'n a pretty lot!" And he leered more jocosely than ever.
"Pray," said I, as the two odious casts with the twitchy leer upon them caught my sight again, "whose likenesses are those?"
"Is this here table for my mate Bill?" he asked with a kind of leer.
The Netherlands will "work against" Bulgaria and Romania joining the Scdhengen Agreement, the country's Immigration Minister Gerd Leers promised late on Thursday evening.
A sense of regret lingered after Maastricht mayor Gerd Leers announced his resignation on January 13.