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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
Related forms
cut-glass, adjective Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • Now he tapped gently on the cut glass with an iron chisel, whose head was covered by a piece of felt cloth to deaden the sound.

    Shadow, the Mysterious Detective Police Captain Howard
  • Yes—it was down, fortunately, or I might have got in quite a nasty mess with cut glass.

    Afterwards Kathlyn Rhodes
  • The rare porcelain and cut glass shone and glittered in rainbow tints.

    Carmen Ariza Charles Francis Stocking
  • Then one of the fellers said: 'If it's a diamond, it ought to cut glass.'

    Tatterdemalion John Galsworthy
  • Any hard steel tool will cut glass with great facility when kept freely wet with camphor dissolved in turpentine.

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

  • On the table have cut glass or fine china dishes filled with candies, chocolates, salted nuts and candied fruits.

    Breakfasts and Teas Paul Pierce
  • In the center of the table have a cut glass bowl of the lilies.

    Breakfasts and Teas Paul Pierce
  • He drank the whisky in his glass and refilled it from the cut glass decanter.

    Snowdrift James B. Hendryx
  • The fine napery, the cut glass and silver, the stately butler!

    Exit Betty Grace Livingston Hill
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
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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