Cullet

Definitions

  • Artifacts found near the site of the Jamestown glasshouse which was in operation as early as 1608: a small melting pot, part of a working hole, fragment from large melting pot, cullet (broken or refuse glass shown in lower left corner), and green glass fragments (lower center and lower right)
    Artifacts found near the site of the Jamestown glasshouse which was in operation as early as 1608: a small melting pot, part of a working hole, fragment from large melting pot, cullet (broken or refuse glass shown in lower left corner), and green glass fragments (lower center and lower right)
  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Cullet A small central plane in the back of a cut gem. See Collet, 3 .
    • n Cullet kŭl"lĕt Broken glass for remelting.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n cullet In glass manufacturing, refuse and broken glass, especially crown-glass, collected for remelting.
    • n cullet Same as culet, 2.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Cullet kul′et refuse glass.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
A dim. from F. cul, back

Usage

In literature:

This broken glass is called "cullet," and is carefully swept into piles and kept in bins for use in the furnaces.
"How To Write Special Feature Articles" by Willard Grosvenor Bleyer
The price of the same glass thrown under the bench, and known as "cullet," is L1 per TON.
"Stained Glass Work" by C. W. Whall
They can be traced by cullet heaps and broken-down furnaces, and by their names, often mutilated, recorded in parish registers.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 12, Slice 1" by Various
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In news:

The K-Series screen feeder can be flood fed and mounted directly below any size surge hopper and can screen super abrasive materials like silica sand and glass cullet or fine products such as granulated sugar.
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