water glass

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n water glass clock that measures time by the escape of water
    • n water glass gauge for indicating the level of water in e.g. a tank or boiler or reservoir
    • n water glass a glass for drinking water
    • n water glass a viscous glass consisting of sodium silicate in solution; used as a cement or as a protective coating and to preserve eggs
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: To make one glass of orange juice, 50 glasses of water are needed to grow enough oranges to make the juice
    • Water glass A clepsydra.
    • Water glass A water gauge for a steam boiler.
    • Water glass An instrument consisting of an open box or tube with a glass bottom, used for examining objects in the water, as upon the sea bottom in shallow places.
    • Water glass (Chem) See Soluble glass, above.
    • Water glass (Chem) See Soluble glass, under Glass.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: During the Gold Rush in 1849, some people paid as much as $100 for a simple glass of water
    • Water glass the soluble silicate of soda or of potash formed when silica is fused with an excess of alkali, used for hardening artificial stone, as a cement, and for rendering calico, &c., uninflammable
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Etymology

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

Usage

In literature:

Cleanse the glass of pictures with whiting, as water endangers the pictures.
"A Treatise on Domestic Economy" by Catherine Esther Beecher
The glass of water prevented that.
"The Shadow World" by Hamlin Garland
And I got down on it, with my water-glass and an oar.
"John Gayther's Garden and the Stories Told Therein" by Frank R. Stockton
She drained that sparkling liquor from her glass just as if it had been pure water.
"Debts of Honor" by Maurus Jókai
I groped for a glass of water left on my stand.
"The Thing from the Lake" by Eleanor M. Ingram
Place the water glasses at the end of the knife blades, top up.
"Ontario Teachers' Manuals: Household Management" by Ministry of Education
He was obliged to raise to his lips the glass of water which had been provided for him.
"In Connection with the De Willoughby Claim" by Frances Hodgson Burnett
Among them was a German major, who gave me a glass of water to drink.
"World's War Events, Vol. I" by Various
Fill a common bottle with coloured water; insert a rubber stopper through which passes a glass tube about sixteen inches long.
"Ontario Teachers' Manuals: Nature Study" by Ontario Ministry of Education
With a pain at her own heart, Elizabeth brought a fresh glass of water for his medicine.
"The Wind Before the Dawn" by Dell H. Munger
He swallowed two glasses of water one after the other.
"Sentimental Education, Volume II" by Gustave Flaubert
Like a glass of water?
"Hunting the Skipper" by George Manville Fenn
One of the glasses should contain fresh water.
"Scouting For Girls, Official Handbook of the Girl Scouts" by Girl Scouts
This service is universal; the glass of water always goes with the coffee.
"All About Coffee" by William H. Ukers
At the right hand of each guest should be placed an engraved glass for water.
"Social Life" by Maud C. Cooke
No water glasses are placed on the table.
"Breakfasts and Teas" by Paul Pierce
I could try it again, only then I must take out the glass water, and put in real.
"When Ghost Meets Ghost" by William Frend De Morgan
A glass of water with a dash of wine in it was the best thing to quench one's thirst after playing tennis.
"'Jena' or 'Sedan'?" by Franz Beyerlein
Shall I take him a glass of water, and ask him to walk into the house?
"Under False Pretences" by Adeline Sergeant
In the meantime I will wait in the parlor, and must trouble you for a glass of water.
"Vashti" by Augusta J. Evans Wilson
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In poetry:

They are better than stars or water,
Better than voices of winds that sing,
Better than any man's fair daughter,
Your green glass beads on a silver ring.
"Overhead On A Saltmarsh" by Harold Monro
In a water glass
Searching he saw pass
All the ocean's life; his thinking
To unfathomed deeps was sinking;
Where lay riddles locked,
There he came and knocked.
"At Michael Sars's Grave" by Bjornstjerne Bjornson

The forest of the winding water-ways
Shows dimly imaged in the glass of dreams,
And faintly falls upon the dreaming ear
The measured singing of its shadowed streams.
"Broceliande" by Ethel Clifford
Thou born to sip the lake or spring,
Or quaff the waters of the stream,
Why hither come on vagrant wing?--
Does Bacchus tempting seem--
Did he, for you, the glass prepare?--
Will I admit you to a share?
"On A Honey Bee" by Philip Morin Freneau
Thou born to sip the lake or spring,
Or quaff the waters of the stream,
Why hither come on vagrant wing?—
Does Bacchus tempting seem—
Did he, for you, the glass prepare?—
Will I admit you to a share?
"To A Honey Bee" by Philip Morin Freneau
Then come from all parties and parts to our feast;
Though not at the “Astor,” we’ll give you at least
A bite at an apple, a seat on the grass,
And the best of old—­water—­at nothing a glass.
"Lines -- for Berkshire Jubilee, Aug. 23, 1844" by Oliver Wendell Holmes

In news:

They're the imperatives for well-being that have been drilled into us forever—"Drink eight glasses of water a day".
It comes with a glass of water.
Debating How Much Weed Killer Is Safe in Your Water Glass .
Debating How Much Weed Killer Is Safe in Your Water Glass.
My water glass left a ring on the bedside table.
Stand at your kitchen sink and fill up a glass of water from the tap.
Now take the bottom glass (with the top glass still stuck in it) and place it in warm, almost hot water.
When they were discovered, there were pieces of glass and some water on the floor.
Let's calculate: Filling a small glass of water, 2.5 seconds.
And, more crucially in a physical sense, that I owe Teddy my gratitude each time I down a glass of Baker City tap water.
The site of 30 mobile homes would be closing, it said, due to a failing water treatment facility (privately owned by Glass) that was leaking too much copper and ore into a nearby stream.
Decorative bands enhance the elegance of the water glass.
In a glass combine the water and flour.
Just because you can't drink alcohol doesn't mean you have to walk around with a glass of tap water at your next party.
Blenko Peacock Water Bottle and Program DVD Blenko Glass: Behind the Scenes from Alabama Public Television.
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In science:

We note that this is much closer to the viscosity of, say, water at room temperature (about 10−2 Poise) than to the glass transition (which, according to wide-spread convention, occurs at 1013 Poise).
Structural Relaxation and Mode Coupling in a Simple Liquid: Depolarized Light Scattering in Benzene
Faraday rotation is far smaller compared to substance like water or glass.
Building a 3.5 m prototype interferometer for the Q & A vacuum birefringence experiment and high precision ellipsometry
Liquid fragility and the glass transition in water and aqueous solutions. Chem.
Glass transition and random packing in the hard sphere system
The periphery of reality is quite limited in that if there is water in the glass, there is water and if there is no water then there is no water. This is reality. Imagination has a much wider periphery. Take an empty glass in summer, imagine there is water and pretend to drink it.
On Why and What of Randomness
The casings are made of fiber glass and were specially designed to be water- and light-tight and to withstand handling during shipping and burying.
BATATA: A device to characterize the punch-through observed in underground muon detectors and to operate as a prototype for AMIGA
Af terwards, the open end of the glass sample tube is flame sealed so that water, oxygen and other imp urities cannot leak in.
Experimental Quantum Computation with Nuclear Spins in Liquid Solution
We chose a sample with a diameter of 1 µm , diluted the concentrate by a factor of 1000 with water in a glass cuvette and illuminated the suspension with laser light.
Testing and design of a lens system for atom trapping and fluorescence detection
The setup consists of a transparent inclined glass plane of width W = 130 mm which is immersed into water (Fig. 1a).
Dense bubble flow in a silo: an unusual flow of a dispersed medium
Imagine that the man with the shot-glass watches what he is doing and compensates for an underfilled shot by following it with a shot with more than average filling, so that two successive glasses together scoop similar amount of water.
Correlation effects in sequential energy branching: an exact model of the Fano statistics
We did some experiments with this salt/ice mixture. We put this mixture in a glass aquarium and we insulated it by a polystyrene layer. We placed four plastic bottles into the mixture, each filled with 0.5 litre distilled water. The thermometers were inserted in the water through the bottle caps (Figure 1).
Mpemba Effect, Shechtman's Quasicrystals and Students' Exploring Activities
Two suns cannot unite to form one bigger sun with the same properties (the way two glasses of water can unite to become one large glass of water). A star with two solar masses is intrinsically different from a sun of one solar mass.
The Physics and Mathematics of the Second Law of Thermodynamics
To show how nontrivial this problem is, we recall that no measurement on a glass of water can ever tell us if it was ice half an hour ago.
Colour Deconfinement and J/Psi Suppression in High Energy Nuclear Collisions
The FGD consist of a scintillating fiber tracker with water target (SciFi) 3 , plastic scintillator trigger counters upstream and downstream of SciFi (TRIG), a lead-glass calorimeter (LG), and a muon range detector (MRD) 4 .
The Results of Oscillation Analysis in K2K Experiment And An Overview of JHFnu Experiment
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