spun glass


blown glass in which fine threads of glass form the surface texture.

Origin of spun glass

First recorded in 1770–80
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  • Carol laughed, the youthful swell of her breasts against the soft, spun-glass material of her blouse.

    Blind Spot

    Bascom Jones

  • The former has heavy bars, which mark the early type prior to tracery, and it has spun-glass doors.

  • In every museum you may see specimens of a beautiful vase-like structure seemingly made of spun-glass.

  • On the other hand, if divided by parallel lines, so as to look more or less like spun-glass, I call it striated.

  • He stooped and raised a lock of it on his hand, marveling at its fine texture and its spun-glass appearance.

    Louisiana Lou

    William West Winter