Crown-glass

Definitions

  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Crown-glass a kind of window-glass formed in circular plates or discs
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
O. Fr. corone (Fr. couronne)—L. corona; cf. Gr. korōnos, curved.

Usage

In literature:

And he used to rent opera-glasses to the Crown Prince, only he turned them around.
"Long Live the King" by Mary Roberts Rinehart
Season the milk with sugar and white wine, but not enough to curdle it; fill the glasses nearly full, and crown them with whipt cream seasoned.
"The Virginia Housewife" by Mary Randolph
Crown-glass is preferred for its greater purity.
"The Mirror of Literature, Amusement, and Instruction" by Various
White-crown glass, 11/2 millimetres thick.
"McClure's Magazine, Vol. 6, No. 5, April, 1896" by Various
Here is a square of crown glass three-fourths as large as a page of the "Atlantic Monthly," if you happen to know that periodical.
"Atlantic Monthly, Vol. XII. July, 1863, No. LXIX." by Various
He broke the coach-glass with his pistol, and gave the coachman half-a-crown to get it mended.
"Chambers's Edinburgh Journal, No. 424, New Series, February 14, 1852" by Various
From this we say that crown glass has a specific inductive capacity of 6.96.
"Cyclopedia of Telephony & Telegraphy Vol. 1" by Kempster Miller
From its leafy crown one could look directly down on Holguin and, with a good glass, clearly discern the movements of its garrison.
""Forward, March"" by Kirk Munroe
Crown-glass, such as is used for window-panes, comes between the two; but that is not made here.
"The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 14, No. 83, September, 1864" by Various
These bull's eyes were the centers or waste from large discs of crown glass after all the big pieces possible had been cut away.
"The Story of Glass" by Sara Ware Bassett
A double eye-glass dangled at his waistcoat, and on his head he wore a very low-crowned hat with a broad rim.
"Pickwickian Studies" by Percy Fitzgerald
A few years ago fashion made quite common a style of sailor hat with diminutive crown made in the shape of an hour-glass.
"The Man Who Pleases and the Woman Who Charms" by John A. Cone
At about 1.30 a white cloud was seen on the height, crowned with trees, and visible from afar, on which our field-glasses had been centred.
"The Franco-German War of 1870-71" by Count Helmuth, von Moltke
The Northern Crown, although a strikingly beautiful constellation to the naked eye, offers few attractions to the opera-glass.
"Astronomy with an Opera-glass" by Garrett Putman Serviss
There are a good many flies in this room, and he whose glass is first visited by one of them will win a crown from the other.
"The Barber of Paris" by Charles Paul de Kock
The best crown glass is composed of 60 lbs.
"A Select Collection of Valuable and Curious Arts and Interesting Experiments," by Various Unknown
In 1302 window glass, probably crown-glass, was made at Beza le Foret in the department of the Eure.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 12, Slice 1" by Various
He returned with a long bottle of curious shape with an imperial crown blown in the glass.
"When It Was Dark" by Guy Thorne
She left orders that her effigy, "as well done as could be," should be placed "under clear crown glass and none other".
"The Lure of Old London" by Sophie Cole
A sweet dish and a little glass of Chartreuse crowned this extravagance.
"The Surprises of Life" by Georges Clemenceau
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In poetry:

Chorus.
Whom the crown of stars doth honor,
Whom the hymns of Seraphs bless,
{To the goodly Soul this glass}
O’er the tent of stars up yonder!}
"Ode To Joy" by Friedrich von Schiller
'Twixt Wadd and friend the glasses run;
A current custom when we've won;
That management they amply bless,
Which had been crown'd with such success.
"A Tour To Scotland" by William Hutton
A farmer built around his crop
A wall, and crowned his labors
By placing glass upon the top
To lacerate his neighbors,
Provided they at any time
Should feel disposed the wall to climb.
"The Ambitious Fox And The Unapproachable Grapes" by Guy Wetmore Carryl
In the shape of a classmate (a wig on his crown,--
His day-book and ledger laid carefully down)
He has welcomed us yearly, a glass in his hand,
And pledged the good health of our brotherly band.
"Our Banker" by Oliver Wendell Holmes
A wisp of light spreads ghostly fingers
Through painted glass to the Cross, and lingers.
"They are sacrificed,
Thou white Christ!
Thy crown of thorns shall drive them forth From the windswept mountains of the North."
"Hakon Jarl's Death" by Adam Gottlob Oehlenschlaeger

In news:

Over the weekend, the competitors met to rise to the challenge 43-year-old Philip Osenton took the crown and a new World Record when he balances 51 wine glasses in his left hand.
BAK-4 glass Made from barium crown.
Complete your corner cupboard with glass casement doors and molded crown.
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