Glareous to Glazing
(Glar"e*ous) a. [Cf. F. glaireux. See Glair.] Glairy. John Gregory
(Glar"i*ness Glar"ing*ness), n. A dazzling luster or brilliancy.
(Glar"ing), a. Clear; notorious; open and bold; barefaced; as, a glaring crime; a glaring mistake.
(Glar"y) a. Of a dazzling luster; glaring; bright; shining; smooth.
Bright, crystal glass is glary.Boyle.
(Glass) n. [OE. glas, gles, AS. glæs; akin to D., G., Dan., & Sw. glas, Icel. glas, gler, Dan.
glar; cf. AS. glær amber, L. glaesum. Cf. Glare, n., Glaze, v. t.]
1. A hard, brittle, translucent, and commonly transparent substance, white or colored, having a conchoidal
fracture, and made by fusing together sand or silica with lime, potash, soda, or lead oxide. It is used
for window panes and mirrors, for articles of table and culinary use, for lenses, and various articles of
Glass is variously colored by the metallic oxides; thus, manganese colors it violet; copper red, or (cupric)
green; cobalt, blue; uranium, yellowish green or canary yellow; iron, green or brown; gold, purple or red; tin,
opaque white; chromium, emerald green; antimony, yellow.
2. (Chem.) Any substance having a peculiar glassy appearance, and a conchoidal fracture, and usually
produced by fusion.
3. Anything made of glass. Especially: (a) A looking-glass; a mirror. (b) A vessel filled with running
sand for measuring time; an hourglass; and hence, the time in which such a vessel is exhausted of its
She would not liveShak.
The running of one glass.
(c) A drinking vessel; a tumbler; a goblet; hence, the contents of such a vessel; especially; spirituous liquors; as,
he took a glass at dinner. (d) An optical glass; a lens; a spyglass; in the plural, spectacles; as, a pair
of glasses; he wears glasses. (e) A weatherglass; a barometer.
Glass is much used adjectively or in combination; as, glass maker, or glassmaker; glass making or
glassmaking; glass blower or glassblower, etc.
Bohemian glass, Cut glass, etc. See under Bohemian, Cut, etc. Crown glass, a variety of
glass, used for making the finest plate or window glass, and consisting essentially of silicate of soda
or potash and lime, with no admixture of lead; the convex half of an achromatic lens is composed of
crown glass; so called from a crownlike shape given it in the process of blowing. Crystal glass,
or Flint glass. See Flint glass, in the Vocabulary. Cylinder glass, sheet glass made by blowing
the glass in the form of a cylinder which is then split longitudinally, opened out, and flattened. Glass
of antimony, a vitreous oxide of antimony mixed with sulphide. Glass blower, one whose occupation
is to blow and fashion glass. Glass blowing, the art of shaping glass, when reduced by heat to a
viscid state, by inflating it through a tube. Glass cloth, a woven fabric formed of glass fibers.
Glass coach, a coach superior to a hackney-coach, hired for the day, or any short period, as a private
carriage; so called because originally private carriages alone had glass windows. [Eng.] Smart.
Glass coaches are [allowed in English parks from which ordinary hacks are excluded], meaning by this
term, which is never used in America, hired carriages that do not go on stands.J. F. Cooper.
Glass cutter. (a) One who cuts sheets of glass into sizes for window panes, ets. (b) One who
shapes the surface of glass by grinding and polishing. (c) A tool, usually with a diamond at the point,