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cut glass

glass ornamented or shaped by cutting or grinding with abrasive wheels.
Origin of cut glass
First recorded in 1835-45
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cut-glass, adjective Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • The table was dazzling and gorgeous, with silver and cut glass and flowers.

    Three People Pansy
  • The little bit of cut glass in the center attracted her strongly.

    Hester's Counterpart Jean K. Baird
  • The little bit of cut glass scintillated like a bit of fire.

    Hester's Counterpart Jean K. Baird
  • Yes—it was down, fortunately, or I might have got in quite a nasty mess with cut glass.

    Afterwards Kathlyn Rhodes
  • Then one of the fellers said: 'If it's a diamond, it ought to cut glass.'


    John Galsworthy
  • He showed Trent the piece of cut glass which had hung in his room for so long.

  • In the center of the table have a cut glass bowl of the lilies.

    Breakfasts and Teas Paul Pierce
  • The ice is served into a cut glass cup and placed on the plate with a spoon.

    Breakfasts and Teas Paul Pierce
  • The fine napery, the cut glass and silver, the stately butler!

    Exit Betty

    Grace Livingston Hill
  • It was a tiny, dark blue bottle, with a cut glass stopper and no label.

    Footsteps of Fate Louis Couperus
British Dictionary definitions for cut glass

cut glass

  1. glass, esp bowls, vases, etc, decorated by facet-cutting or grinding
  2. (as modifier): a cut-glass vase
(modifier) (of an accent) upper-class; refined
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