Glass-cutting

Definitions

  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Glass-cutting the act or process of cutting, shaping, and ornamenting the surface of glass
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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:

The floor was covered with a fine rug, and a little glass cupboard shone with cut glass and silver.
"Betty at Fort Blizzard" by Molly Elliot Seawell
If the glass is cut, use a brush to cleanse out all the grooves.
"Public School Domestic Science" by Mrs. J. Hoodless
There sat Aunt Jane behind the cut glass bowl of preserved fruit, with the untouched silver spoon at hand.
"The Butterfly House" by Mary E. Wilkins Freeman
If awd ha cut that glass misen it ud ha just been reight.
"Yorkshire Tales. Third Series" by John Hartley
To Clean a Glass Bottle, cut a lemon in small pieces and drop them into the bottle; half fill with water, and shake well.
"Fowler's Household Helps" by A. L. Fowler
When cold cut it in dice or break it up with a fork, and put it in a glass dish in layers with spiced bananas.
"Good Things to Eat as Suggested by Rufus" by Rufus Estes
There lay an orange cut up and sugared; a poached egg on a slice of perfectly browned toast, and a glass of rich milk.
"Suzanna Stirs the Fire" by Emily Calvin Blake
We do not trouble ourselves about it where cut-glass or a tree is concerned.
"A Mummer's Tale" by Anatole France
I cut my arm with the broken glass.
"Madame Flirt" by Charles E. Pearce
Glass vessels or sheets are prepared for carving by pasting paper cut into figures on their surfaces.
"Outlines of the Earth's History" by Nathaniel Southgate Shaler
If you let a child look into a looking-glass before it is a year old, it will cut its teeth hard.
"Current Superstitions" by Various
The lake itself was a long and narrow slash with one end cutting into the desert of glass while the other wet the foot of the mountain.
"The Gifts of Asti" by Andre Alice Norton
The Church did not denounce the cutting; but she felt as if she was cutting glass with a diamond.
"A Short History of England" by G. K. Chesterton
But next morning the giant gave him an axe made of glass and told him that he must cut down every one of the trees before nightfall.
"Europa's Fairy Book" by Joseph Jacobs
He held the goblets and the other daintily cut and engraved pieces of glass with evident pleasure in the task.
"The Indifference of Juliet" by Grace S. Richmond
The San Francisco man invited me into his house, where we saw the wreck of his cut glass and library.
"Complete Story of the San Francisco Horror" by Richard Linthicum
The crystal points are as sharp as javelins; their edges will cut glass with a touch.
"The Crown of Wild Olive" by John Ruskin
Is that lovely murrey-coloured stuff in the cut-glass jar quince marmalade?
"The Dop Doctor" by Clotilde Inez Mary Graves
Plants propagated from cuttings give much better returns relatively under glass than out of doors.
"Tomato Culture: A Practical Treatise on the Tomato" by William Warner Tracy
Do you see the square cut out of that pane of glass?
"The Girls of St. Wode's" by L. T. Meade
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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:

The Fiori collection reimagines contemporary floral motifs in an elegant stone-and-glass water-jet-cut pattern.
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.
A resident at the building at 83rd Street and Kennedy Boulevard said Daniel Plato-Jacobo, 47, cut himself in the throat with a shard of broken glass prior to police arriving.
Brushed-Copper Cut-Glass Oriole Feeder This cut-glass feeder is tall, gorgeous, and great for attracting orioles .
Real estate booms leave unbuilt buildings like craters in their wake, feverish glass-and-steel dreams cut short.
Dave Miller enjoys the first of many glass-cutting turns on Lake Cowichan's North Arm.
Gunfire shatters window, glass cuts reportedly pregnant woman inside.
Pregnant woman cut by glass after bullet shatters window.
Offering 40 percent to 50 percent more strength than an 18-volt power tool, the PROV28 is perfect for cutting face glazing and auto glass removal , according to the exhibitor.
Having a supply of glass jars on hand can also cut down on the need to buy plastic storage pieces.
Rev Series glass cutting tables provide several advantages in terms of increased efficiency and productivity, as well as considerably reduced costs, according to the supplier.
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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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