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See punty.

[French, possibly from Italian puntello, diminutive of punto, point, from Latin pūnctum, from neuter past participle of pungere, to prick; see peuk- in Indo-European roots.]


(Ceramics) a less common word for punty
[C19: from French, apparently from Italian puntello; see punty]
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Contract notice: modernization of the pontil water treatment plant in touvre - lot 2: pumping treated water, raw water pipelines and treated water
A pontil is a metal rod used in the process of what?
The best, and earliest, are blown freehand in clear glass with heavy base, and pontil marks either ground out or left rough where the finished glass was snapped off the glass pontil rod from which the piece was made.
Pontil et al, describes support vector machine for 3-D object recognition from the available detected objects.
The study of check-ins "reveals meaningful spatio-temporal patterns and offers the opportunity to study both user mobility and urban spaces" (Noulas, Scellato, Mascolo, & Pontil, 2012, p.
You would expect at this date the base to be either ground at or to have a wide and shallow ground pontil mark, as this decanter does - later on this mark becomes smaller.
Rough pontil or punty marks, sometimes ground smooth, on the underside of the foot of a glass confirms it was hand-blown (usually anyway).
Jones, Olive 1971 "Glass bottles, push ups and pontil marks", en Historical Archaeology num.
Other liturgical texts include a passage from the Credo of the Mass ending the fourth movement when Christ is condemned, "Cruxifixus etiam pro nobis; sub Pontil Pilato passus et sepultus est," ("He was crucified for us; He suffered under Pontius Pilate and was buried").
The plate at the bottom of the stack invariably shows evidence inside the footring of having been fired on a ceramic pontil, or tubular support.
In a similar vein, rather than assuming the weight vectors are drawn from a common distribution, in the context of support vector machines, Theodoros Evgeniou and Massimiliano Pontil (2004) assume each weight vector is the sum of [W.