(1) Small colored drag off the top of the eye circle. Usually associated with English Spot, Rhinelander, or Checkered Giant. (2) Any drag in the coloration of a Dwarf Hotot eye band.
A contrasting color of glass is laid onto the core bead in either a line, or a series of dots. A tool called a rake, it looks similar to a dentists pick, is then drawn thru the glass to form the pattern, which is also referred to as combing.
A specific type of decorative combing in which a tool is dragged on the surface of a hot piece of glass, at right angles to a series of parallel lines.