• Some Jamestown houses had leaded glazed wrought-iron window casements similar to the ones shown here. (Courtesy, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York.)
    Some Jamestown houses had leaded glazed wrought-iron window casements similar to the ones shown here. (Courtesy, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York.)
  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Glazing The act or art of setting glass; the art of covering with a vitreous or glasslike substance, or of polishing or rendering glossy.
    • Glazing The glass set, or to be set, in a sash, frame. etc.
    • Glazing The glass, glasslike, or glossy substance with which any surface is incrusted or overlaid; as, the glazing of pottery or porcelain, or of paper.
    • Glazing (Paint) Transparent, or semitransparent, colors passed thinly over other colors, to modify the effect.
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Additional illustrations & photos:

A few examples of lead-glazed earthenware made in England during the 17th century. All were unearthed at Jamestown A few examples of lead-glazed earthenware made in England during the 17th century. All were unearthed at Jamestown
Examples of lead-glazed earthenware made at Jamestown about 1640-50 Examples of lead-glazed earthenware made at Jamestown about 1640-50
A few examples of German salt-glazed stoneware in the Jamestown collection. All were made during the 17th century A few examples of German salt-glazed stoneware in the Jamestown collection. All were made during the 17th century

Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n glazing The act or art of Setting glass; the craft of a glazier.
    • n glazing Glasswork; the glass of windows.
    • n glazing The application to a piece of pottery or porcelain of the glaze which is to cover it. This is done by immersion, or by pouring the glaze upon the piece (a process especially used for those pieces of which the interior only is to be glazed), or by exposure to the vapor of a material which is volatilized for the purpose. See glaze.
    • n glazing In ceramics, same as glaze, 1.
    • n glazing In oil-painting, the operation of spreading a thin layer of transparent color with the brush or the fingers, or with the palm of the hand, over those parts of a picture whose tone it is desirable to modify.
    • n glazing In gunpowder-manuf., the operation of breaking off the angular projections of the grains, and giving them a round, smooth, glossy surface, performed in a glazing-barrel.
    • n glazing In leather manufacturing, the process of rolling leather with a glass roller in order to give it a bright finish; also, less commonly, the light application with a sponge of a solution which when dry gives to the leather its final luster.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Glazing the act or art of setting glass: the art of covering with a vitreous substance:
    • Glazing (paint.) semi-transparent colours put thinly over others to modify the effect
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  • Otto Von Bismarck
    “Anyone who has ever looked into the glazed eyes of a soldier dying on the battlefield will think hard before starting a war.”


Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
M. E. glasenglas, glass.


In literature:

Strew in upon them a few seasoned bread crumbs, and when nearly done, glaze the tops with a hot shovel.
"The Whitehouse Cookbook (1887)" by Mrs. F.L. Gillette
The paper should have a medium surface, neither rough and coarse, or too fine and glazed.
"Burroughs' Encyclopaedia of Astounding Facts and Useful Information, 1889" by Barkham Burroughs
Glazed bricks appear to have been the fashion in the Delta.
"Manual Of Egyptian Archaeology And Guide To The Study Of Antiquities In Egypt" by Gaston Camille Charles Maspero
The cushion is stuffed with horsehair and lined with glazed calico.
"Beeton's Book of Needlework" by Isabella Beeton
She shrank away a little, frightened of the glazed stare of his eyes, his loose, slobbering mouth.
"Captivity" by M. Leonora Eyles
There was a whole nation of motionless marble there steeped in the diffuse light falling from the glazed roof on high.
"His Masterpiece" by Emile Zola
The brilliantly glazed green ware is the most attractive.
"In Indian Mexico (1908)" by Frederick Starr
Covered with a tin glaze, the majority of tiles found measure about 5 inches square by 3/8-inch thick.
"New Discoveries at Jamestown" by John L. Cotter
Porcelain has a good glaze which does not readily crack or break.
"The Complete Home" by Various
A few women with glazed, resigned eyes, stood listlessly round her.
"Adventures of a Despatch Rider" by W. H. L. Watson
Glaze (pottery) = glazuri.
"English-Esperanto Dictionary" by John Charles O'Connor and Charles Frederic Hayes
Many of the bazaar-shops have been fronted and glazed.
"Servia, Youngest Member of the European Family" by Andrew Archibald Paton
The floor is of glazed tile.
"A Bibliographical, Antiquarian and Picturesque Tour in France and Germany, Volume Two" by Thomas Frognall Dibdin
She looked at me with her poor glazed eyes.
"Where Deep Seas Moan" by E. Gallienne-Robin
A countenance the color of glazed white paper seemed to hold pools of ink in the hollows of its eyes.
"Mountain Blood" by Joseph Hergesheimer
Joe looked up into a face glazed by either trank or alcohol.
"Frigid Fracas" by Dallas McCord Reynolds
Rocks that gave safe foothold an hour earlier were now glazed with an amalgam of sleet and snow.
"The Silent Barrier" by Louis Tracy
The glazing is glorious, light, warm, and intense.
"Cathedrals of Spain" by John A. (John Allyne) Gade
Glaze them and replace them in the oven for a few seconds.
"Dressed Game and Poultry à la Mode" by Harriet A. de Salis
The astragals carrying the glazing are of wrought steel or gun-metal.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 16, Slice 6" by Various

In poetry:

By the doomed city's suicidal fires
I see their ghastly features upward turned—
See fixed and lustreless the glazing eye,
That late with all the warrior's ardour burned.
"Night Scene At The Fall of Sebastopol" by Janet Hamilton
He loves the haggard frame, the shattered mind,
Gloats with delight upon the glazing eye,
Yet, in one thing, His cruelty is kind,
He sends them lovely dreams before they die;
"Malaria" by Laurence Hope
As the fine flakes,
When tourists frolicking
Stamp on his roof or in the glazing light
Try photographs, wolf down their ale and cakes
And start to inspect some further pyramid;
"Middle-Aged" by Ezra Pound
The Man
He lies forgotten 'neath the watching skies,
the blood upon his bayonet scarlet bright;
the red moon shining in his glazed eyes,
the 'Last Post' crying, crying in the night.
"The Three Concerned" by Leon Gellert
His shining shield lay in an old grey town,
And white swans sailed so still and dreamfully,
They seemed the thoughts of those white, peaceful hills
Mirrored that day within his glazing eyes.
"Peace" by Walter James Turner
Were there not friends with words of cheer, And princely vassals nigh?
And priests, the crucifix to rear
Before the glazing eye?
A peasant girl that royal head
Upon her bosom laid,
And, shrinking not for woman's dread, The face of death survey'd.
"A Monarch's Death-Bed" by Felicia Dorothea Hemans

In news:

Chef Way For his labor-intensive Candy Bars, Alain Ducasse makes hazelnut glaze and caramel pastry cream.
It was a self-inflicted, eye-glazing marathon—50 hours in late August spent watching a full sampling of the Fox News lineup.
A Winter Storm is due in town on Tuesday TC says this one has the old glazed eyed look about it.
Teaism's Miso -Glazed Sweet Potatoes.
Did you ever gaze-or in the case of some prices, glaze might be the better term-at the growing number of boxed sets and anthologies in your local record emporium and spot one that made you think "It's about time".
Nickel Diner We can see past the Maple Glaze Bacon Doughnut, really we can.
Stir in the reserved mussels meat and cook, stirring gently but constantly, until the sauce turns into a glaze and the mussels are well coated, 5 to 7 minutes.
In this sushi roll recipe, inspired by chef Bun Lai, we use teriyaki-style glazed mussels , plus plenty of crunchy vegetables and even fruit.
A Newcomb College art pottery high glaze vase from 1904, decorated by Maria de Hoa LeBlanc.
Now that we can describe a glaze in more detail (see Glaze Description and Notation ), the next step is a standardized method for writing a glaze formula.
We have all heard the phrase "let's compare apples to apples," which is exactly what a standardized glaze notation offers potters.
Pumpkin Scones with Nutmeg Glaze.
Jennifer Ackerman-Haywood Bertha Zamora glazes one of her clay vessels at Heartside Gallery & Studio.
Grilled Shrimp & Sausage with Smoky Paprika Glaze.
Dip tops of doughnuts in the glaze.

In science:

One can also mention other examples from material science, like cracking in glazes, fracture and dewetting of polymer films above their glass transition temperature -.
Inhomogenous Poisson Networks and Random Cellular Structures