from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In glass-making, the stem of a wine-glass pulled out of the substance of the bowl.
- n. Hence A wine-glass having a stem of the above character.
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But the pedigree will keep: let's prove it, "-- and he filled up two dainty French straw-stem glasses, and pledged me in the good old Danish style.