Cut-glass

Definitions

  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • ns Cut-glass flint-glass shaped or ornamented by cutting or grinding on a wheel
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Quotations

  • Janeane Garofalo
    Janeane Garofalo
    “I guess I just prefer to see the dark side of things. The glass is always half-empty. And cracked. And I just cut my lip on it. And chipped a tooth.”

Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. glæs; Dut., Ger., and Sw. glas; cog. with glow, gleam, glance, glare.

Usage

In literature:

There was a pan of water on the table, and in the pan was a fist-sized piece of glass cut into many facets.
"The Status Civilization" by Robert Sheckley
She had cut her teeth on a poker chip, and drunk her milk from a champagne glass.
"Just Patty" by Jean Webster
I collected mother's old scent-bottles too, with cut-glass stoppers, and bought a shilling's worth of eau-de-Cologne to fill them.
"Betty Trevor" by Mrs. G. de Horne Vaizey
As he bravely struggled through them they broke in thousands of pieces, some of them cutting his face like glass.
"Winter Adventures of Three Boys" by Egerton R. Young
The Boy cut the string, the Sharp-eyed Sister looked over the top of her book, the Father put on his glasses, and the lid was lifted.
"The Little Gold Miners of the Sierras and Other Stories" by Various
Krantz went up with his glass to examine, and made it out to be a small boat, probably cut adrift from some vessel.
"The Phantom Ship" by Frederick Marryat
He scattered pieces of glass and sharp tacks on the floor of the shop he was tending, to cut the feet of the barefooted boys.
"Architects of Fate" by Orison Swett Marden
After a few moments one of the first three went to the window and began to cut out part of a pane of glass with a glazier's diamond.
"Shifting Winds" by R.M. Ballantyne
Arranged along both sides of the dining car, next to the broad, high windows, were small tables, sparkling with cut-glass and silver.
"The Boy from the Ranch" by Frank V. Webster
He took out a decanter of cut glass, and set it on the table before Martin.
"The Woman in Black" by Edmund Clerihew Bentley
Long cut glasses have taken their place.
"Pickwickian Manners and Customs" by Percy Fitzgerald
She met her daughter at the foot of the stairs with the tiny cut-glass bottle.
"Hubert's Wife" by Minnie Mary Lee
The broken glass had cut a jugular vein and his life ebbed away inside of three minutes.
"Halsey & Co." by H. K. Shackleford
Cut glass, in whatever form it is met with, is appreciated, in that the workmanship involving so much studious labour is recognized.
"Chats on Household Curios" by Fred W. Burgess
Finally roll out your dough with the home-made sapling rolling pin, and use an old glass jar or a small round tin to cut your biscuits out with.
"The Ranger Boys and the Border Smugglers" by Claude A. Labelle
It cut his wrist, but he felt the wound no more than if it had been the glass instead of his arm that bled.
"The Manxman A Novel - 1895" by Hall Caine
Dear Father is rather short sighted, but he can hold a round glass in his eye without cutting himself.
"Last Words" by Juliana Horatia Ewing
Cut glass dishes and "paste" gems are made of this flint glass.
"A Text-Book of Precious Stones for Jewelers and the Gem-Loving Public" by Frank Bertram Wade
Then one of the fellers said: 'If it's a diamond, it ought to cut glass.
"Tatterdemalion" by John Galsworthy
Next came a large cut-glass inkstand, with a long piece of string fastened to the lid.
"The Confessions of Arsène Lupin" by Maurice Leblanc
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In poetry:

A homestead, and horror and bareness beside,
Cut-glass in the sideboards, and carpets and chests;
The house was inflamed; this attracted the fence;
The lights swam in pleurisy, seen from outside.
"The Patient's Sweater" by Boris Pasternak
The farmer shouted, "Drat the boys!"
And, mounting on a ladder,
He sought the cause of all the noise;
No farmer could be madder,
Which was not hard to understand
Because the glass had cut his hand.
"The Ambitious Fox And The Unapproachable Grapes" by Guy Wetmore Carryl
It may be you wait your time, Beast,
Till I write my last bad rhyme, Beast —
Quit the sunlight, cut the rhyming, drop the glass —
Follow after with the others,
Where some dusky heathen smothers
Us with marigolds in lieu of English grass.
"The Undertaker's Horse.." by Rudyard Kipling

In news:

Features glass construction, super-side-cut hourglass design and Power Trac.
But what if you've been left two cardboard cartons full of cut glass ashtrays and celery dishes.
In 2007, Anthony Giesen began donating to Ferrum College his cut glass collection.
Since this segment first aired in May 2008, appraiser Kathleen Bailey discovered more information about this brilliant period cut-glass pedestal.
Both are able to take metal-cut or glass gobos, with a gobo viewing size of 37.5mm ODx20mm.
Polyart WGA 70, specially designed for cold glue cut-and-stack labeling on glass, plastic or metal containers, was introduced by Arjobex at the show.
Ambitious Cub's Rise and Fall: Shattered Glass Cuts Fact From Fakery .
Glass hit a man sitting in a wheelchair inside his home causing small cuts on his knee.
From Architectural Systems comes a brand-new collection of hand-cut glass tile to take any retail showroom to a higher design.
Lisa Mueller, of Sassy Glass Studio, hand-cuts most of her glass using standard glass cutting tools.
Molten glass cools to become so gummy it can be cut with scissors.
He's wearing a lime-green open-necked shirt, a well-cut sport jacket, trim slacks and dark glasses.
Ranbaxy Pharmaceuticals Inc, a major maker of generic Lipitor , has issued a massive recall of the cholesterol-cutting tablets, which may be contaminated with tiny glass shards.
Gunfire shatters window, glass cuts reportedly pregnant woman inside.
Pregnant woman cut by glass after bullet shatters window.
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In science:

For example, given an algorithm for the exact ground state of a threedimensional spin glass such as branch-and-cut, one can study the distribution of CPU times required to solve the problem for different realizations of disorder.
Computer Science in Physics
The group of Prof. M. J¨unger, at the University of Cologne, has generously made available to the public a server which calculates exact ground states of the Ising spin glass in two dimensions with periodic boundary conditions using a Branch and Cut algorithm.
Computer Science in Physics
The frames of extruded PVC are cut and predrilled (to allow for the insertion of the fishing lines, acting as spacers between the glass plates) using a specially designed jig.
CALICE Report to the DESY Physics Research Committee
The plastic frame was cut to size and glued together on a custom gluing fixture to provide the correct shape and outer structure. Next a sheet of thick painted glass was placed on the frame and the gaps glued to achieve rigidity and create a seal to contain the gas.
Construction of the Digital Hadron Calorimeter
Since these later models which have two cuts in their eigenvalue density have been shown to have multiple solutions, it is conjectured here that the glass model described above in the high temperature phase should also have multiple solutions.
Glassy Random Matrix Models
Whereas this frustration regime can be achieved in 2D by curving space , no such clear-cut example of simulation-accessible glass formers in 3D Euclidean space has yet been devised.
Geometrical Frustration and Static Correlations in a Simple Glass Former
Rinaldi, Exact ground states in spin glasses: New experimental results with a branch-and-cut algorithm, J.
Energy size effects of two-dimensional Ising spin glasses
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