In our 2009 survey, 86 percent of the Usage Panel accepted over with the meaning "more than." This usage is fully standard.a prefixal use of over, occurring in various senses in compounds (overboard; overcoat; overhang; overlord; overthrow), and esp.employed, with the senses “over the limit,” “to excess,” “too much,” “too,” to form verbs, adjectives, adverbs, and nouns (overact; overcrowd; overfull; overweight).
A revised backstamp, with PATENTED above PYREX and MAY 27, 1919 below, was used after that date through 1924. A model number and, later, the capacity in pints or quarts were added above, and OVEN WARE below. Later pieces are also recognizable by, instead of "MADE IN U. A.", the the wording "by CORNING, Corning, NY, USA" with the verbiage NO BROILER OR STOVETOP or, later, BAKING AND MICROWAVE below.Backstamps On the bottom of most every genuine Pyrex opalware article is an embossed set of markings which contains a variety of information. The backstamp seen on various items prior to that echoes a Mac Beth-Evans trademark, but one not previously used on their glassware: that of a glassblower, or "gaffer", nicknamed "Little Joe". Since pattern collections and promotional pieces were available for relatively finite periods, knowing their years of introduction and discontinuance can also help narrow down dating somewhat.While technically a trademark, it is most often seen referred to as a backstamp. The configuration of the backstamp would undergo a few revisions after the introduction of opal glass kitchenware in 1945. A listing of patterns by year of introduction can be found .Usage Note: While working as a newspaper editor in the late 1800s, William Cullen Bryant forbade the use of over in the sense of "more than," as in These rocks are over 5 million years old.Bryant provided no rationale for this injunction, but such was his stature that the stipulation was championed by other American editors, who also felt no reason to offer an explanation.