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cut glass

noun

  1. glass ornamented or shaped by cutting or grinding with abrasive wheels.


cut glass

noun

    1. glass, esp bowls, vases, etc, decorated by facet-cutting or grinding
    2. ( as modifier )

      a cut-glass vase

  1. modifier (of an accent) upper-class; refined


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Other Words From

  • cut-glass adjective

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Word History and Origins

Origin of cut glass1

First recorded in 1835–45

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Example Sentences

I have seen a set of cut-glass sent to Calcutta for the purpose, or a girandole, too handsome for Brazilian purchasers.

He carried a tray, and went up to a small round table, gleaming with cut-glass and silver, on which supper had been laid.

There sat Aunt Jane behind the cut glass bowl of preserved fruit, with the untouched silver spoon at hand.

Two jugs, one of porcelain and one of cut glass, stood on the table, in company with a large tumbler and a cup with a spoon in it.

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.

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