natural glass


  • WordNet 3.6
    • n natural glass magma of any composition that cooled very rapidly
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  • Virginia Woolf
    “Women have served all these centuries as looking-glasses possessing the magic and delicious power of reflecting the figure of man at twice its natural size.”


In literature:

We see our natural faces in the glass of history, and turn away and straightway forget what manner of men we are.
"Short Studies on Great Subjects" by James Anthony Froude
I'm going to make a natural history scene of that in a glass case.
"Burr Junior" by G. Manville Fenn
They gave us a glass of grog each that night, a proof that they had drunk until they were good-natured.
"Poor Jack" by Frederick Marryat
Buttons of bone, glass, or stone, to be placed in holes in the lips, natural size.
"The Voyage of the Vega round Asia and Europe, Volume I and Volume II" by A.E. Nordenskieold
This experience all house birds have to go through, and it is sometimes several days before they learned the nature of glass.
"In Nesting Time" by Olive Thorne Miller
For Nature's pages glassed by sunbeams on the lake.
"The Works of Lord Byron, Volume 2" by George Gordon Byron
Even the glass does not reveal the nature of their movements.
"The Wild Huntress" by Mayne Reid
The rose-coloured glasses were still attached to Steve's naturally keen eyes.
"The Gorgeous Girl" by Nalbro Bartley
There was no need of the glass, for I could see her plain enough, though not of what nature she might be.
"The Rose of Paradise" by Howard Pyle
For in his method of preparing glass, when he has indicated its nature, he subjoins this about loadstone.
"On the magnet, magnetick bodies also, and on the great magnet the earth" by William Gilbert of Colchester

In poetry:

Nature feels the touch of noon;
Not a rustle stirs the grass;
Not a shadow flecks the sky,
Save the brown hawk hovering nigh;
Not a ripple dims the glass
Of the wide lagoon.
"A Pastoral" by George Essex Evans
Let the usurer squander his soul for gain--
Let the victor exult o'er his victims slain;
While in nature's glass we our God behold,
We barter our joys not for conquest or gold.
"The Sons Of Song" by Peter John Allan
Dwell thou in endless Light, discharged Soul;
Freed now from Natures, and from Fortunes trust:
While on this fluent Globe my glass shall role,
And run the rest of my remaining dust.
"Tears At The Grave Of Sir Albertus Morton (Who Was Buried At Southampton) Wept" by Sir Henry Wotton
Here is the spot which memory's magic glass
Hath often brought, arrayed in fadeless green,
Making this oak, this brook, this waving grass--
A simple group--fond Nature's fairest scene.
"The Old Oak" by Samuel Griswold Goodrich
I am no longer what I was;
My nature is the pictured glass,
Where he who lived lives on and on;
All ye who loved him, ye may see
His spirits still investing me,
As moonlight but reflects the sun.
"Perfect Union" by Mathilde Blind
Friends! Lift your glasses to the sky!
We vow to nature's sovereign:
"We'll share our sorrow and our joy,
And place our hearts at freedom's feet!"
Friends! Lift your glasses to the sky!
We vow to nature's sovereign:
"We Love Noisy Parties" by Nikolay Mikhailovich Yazykov

In news:

This glass light's natural curved shape gives a soft, ambient light.
Those pretty glass perfume bottles that clutter our bathroom counters say a lot about human nature.
Dried dates and raisins impart natural sweetness to the drink, but if you wish to make it sweeter you can add 1 teaspoon sugar to each glass of adrak navratan.
Philip Glass' music often feels as natural as pooling water.
Nature's best magnifying glass views an early spiral galaxy.
Gavin Svenson with the Cleveland Museum of Natural History told the (Cleveland) Plain Dealer that the collection is coming in boxes and glass vials from museums around the country.
NATURE reveals the secrets of underwater magic in Oceans in Glass: Behind the Scenes of the Monterey Bay Aquarium.
A cliché is usually a cliché for a reason, and that glass, either half empty or half full, might indeed be the perfect barometer of human nature.
When it comes to observing the natural world, you don't need much, though a magnifying glass and a piece of paper for notes or sketches can be handy.
Thus, titanium-oxide -based photocatalyst is expected to contribute to environmental purification using natural energy, for such applications as antifogging window glass and antifouling coating for external walls.
Eye glass frames draw attention to your eyes by their very nature, which means that, while considering your appearance, you must take into consideration your choice of spectacles.
Pauline Frommer photo/for the Toronto Star Young visitors enjoy the glass flowers at Harvard 's Museum of Natural History.
Natural materials, including mahogany walls and a Douglas fir ceiling bring warmth to the glass-enclosed space.
Located beneath a large skylight, this glass-box master bath serves as a natural lighting fixture.
Critic's Picks: "Late Nite Catechism" at Centerstage Federal Way, the Puget Sound Piano Trio at UPS,Gjertrud Schnackenberg at PLU and nature glass art at Traver.

In science:

Ma D., Stoica A. D., Wang X. -L. (2009), Power-law scaling and fractal nature of medium-range order in metallic glasses, Nature Materials, 8, pp.
The Fractal Structure of Matter and the Casimir Effect
Finally, coalescent processes arise in a natural way from spin glass models of statistical physics.
Recent progress in coalescent theory
Previous models for protein folding kinetics [8, 9] (derived from models of spin glass dynamics ) have made very simple approximations for the nature of the rate matrix.
A simple theory of protein folding kinetics
Then, the second chapter is about the nature of the dynamical crossover in glass forming systems.
Phase transitions on heterogeneous random graphs: some case studies
On the nature of the low-temperature phase in discontinuous mean-field spin glasses.
Typical rank of coin-toss power-law random matrices over GF(2)