Glassite

Definitions

  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Glassite glas′īt one of a religious sect founded by John Glas (1695-1773), a minister of the Church of Scotland, who was deposed in 1730 for maintaining that a congregation with its eldership is, in its discipline, subject to no jurisdiction but that of Jesus Christ. The sect is now better known as the Sandemanians, from the name of Glas's son-in-law.
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Usage

In literature:

The blue glow radiance of Morrell tube lights under a spread of glassite.
"Brigands of the Moon" by Ray Cummings
There was a glow of light, a glassite pane in a house wall nearby.
"Wandl the Invader" by Raymond King Cummings
The blue-glow radiance of Morrell tube-lights under a spread of glassite.
"Astounding Stories of Super-Science April 1930" by Various
A sleek, rounded spread of glassite, with broad aluminite girders.
"Astounding Stories of Super-Science, May, 1930" by Various
But the shutter curtain, and the glassite pane behind it, were fragile.
"Astounding Stories of Super-Science, October, 1930" by Various
Kenniston, leaning against the glassite deck-wall, somberly eyed the distant asteroid.
"The World with a Thousand Moons" by Edmond Hamilton
John Glas, founder of the sect known as Glassites or Sandemanians, was a native of the town.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 2, Slice 8" by Various
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