American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Glassware shaped or decorated by cutting instruments or abrasive wheels.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. glass having a surface ground and polished in facets or figures.
- n. glass decorated by cutting or grinding facets
“An Arab does not care what he spends in adorning his niches; let a handsomely painted plate or a tasteful vase or a delicately cut glass cost what it may, if it looks well he buys it.”
“Candles and candelabra in the halls, liveried waiters offering champagne in cut glass crystal, or smoked salmon and caviar from silver trays and tureens.”
“Abbot and myself pay'd our respects to the old boy, he regaled us with Pipes and Coffee: and acknowledgement was made him for his attentions to the shipwreck'd crew by a salute of twenty guns from H.M. sloop, four of my cut glass tumblers as sherbet glasses, and”
“Finest cut glass ware goblets were hurled at nice plate glass windows, . . . rosewood pianos piled in the street and burned or soldiers would get on top of them and kick the key-board and internal machinery all to pieces. . .”
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