cut glass

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n cut glass glass decorated by cutting or grinding facets
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The Times Square "time ball" is named the "Star of Hope". It was specially made for this year and contains 504 glass crystals cut into triangles, 600 light bulbs, 96 big lights, and 92 mirrors.
    • Cut glass etc. See under Bohemian Cut, etc.
    • Cut glass glass having a surface ground and polished in facets or figures.
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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.”

Usage

In literature:

Imagine that, with cut glass and silver and the electric candles gleaming over it of a night.
"Sonnie-Boy's People" by James B. Connolly
It had been like a thin, clear glass, revealing her loveliness, but cutting off the magnetic currents.
"Stories by American Authors (Volume 4)" by Constance Fenimore Woolson
They were rarely of cut or colored glass, but were pressed glass of commonplace form and quality.
"Home Life in Colonial Days" by Alice Morse Earle
Grooves are cut in the glass sleeves to hold the wires well apart.
"On Laboratory Arts" by Richard Threlfall
Their drinking-glasses are just cows' horns, with the tip cut off and a wooden bottom put in.
"Our Little Lady" by Emily Sarah Holt
He pressed the stone against the glass and tried to make it cut.
"The Albert Gate Mystery" by Louis Tracy
The glass eyes are to be cut from their wires and set, drawing the lids around them with an awl.
"Home Taxidermy for Pleasure and Profit" by Albert B. Farnham
Mrs. Toomey was not too agitated to note how immaculate and dainty the dining room table looked with its fine linen and cut glass.
"The Fighting Shepherdess" by Caroline Lockhart
Molly cut short further remark by giving the order to pump, and affixing the glass.
"Under the Waves" by R M Ballantyne
Margaret kept house for herself, and enjoyed her pretty new china and beautiful cut-glass.
"A Little Girl of Long Ago" by Amanda Millie Douglas
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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:

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.
AGC Glass Company North America is temporarily cutting roughly half its workforce at its Blue Ridge plant in Kingsport, Tenn.
Tendon, nerve cut by shards of glass.
Once, he made a glass of water disappear under a newspaper and performed a rope-cutting trick.
Ranbaxy Pharmaceuticals Inc, a major maker of generic Lipitor, has issued a massive recall of the cholesterol-cutting tablets, which may be contaminated with tiny glass shards.
These are basically glasses that you put on to protect your eyes while you're cutting onions .
Opus waterjet-cut mosaics in marble, stainless steel, and reflective glass by Diamond Tech Tiles, 800-937-9593.
You can also cut your own glass and mat and save a bunch of money (see Cutting Your Own Ovals , below).
In the corporate world—the land of office supplies, paper cuts and ink stains—there has long existed a glass ceiling.
A measurement indicator for the radius eliminates the need to use pre-cut glass as a template.
This will cut any nubs, minor flaws, or fine orange peel from the surface, leaving it glass smooth.
Gunfire shatters window, glass cuts reportedly pregnant .
The guest bathroom is equally soothing and offers hand-cut glass tiles and an oversized soaking tub with Waterworks fittings.
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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
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