Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The art of ornamenting the surface of glass vessels or ware by grinding it. The first or rough grinding is done with an iron wheel with sand and water, finer grinding with fine stone wheels, and finishing and polishing with wooden, cork, or brush wheels, or wheels covered with leather, india-rubber, or cloth, charged with emery-powder, pumice-stone powder, putty-powder, rouge, or other polishing material. Only flint-glass is used, and ware so treated is called
cut glass. Glass is also said to be cut when treated by the sand-blast, whenever the work is more than a simple depolishing of the surface. See sandblast.
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“The absolute apogee of glass-cutting in antiquity.”
“He mucked up his burglary attempt of course despite having practised glass-cutting in his greenhouse, and made an undignified exit when he heard Nagle and Cully arriving.”
“With a glass-cutting knife cut the capillary tube through at the point "b," and allow the mercury to run out.”
“With the glass-cutting knife cut off whatever may be necessary from the open ends to make the tubes the required length.”
“It was, by the way, one of his workmen who later migrated to Nuremburg and carried the secret of glass-cutting to”
“Thus, for example, the carbon atom may take part in the formation at one time of a diamond, again of a piece of coal, and yet again of a particle of sugar, of wood fibre, of animal tissue, or of a gas in the atmosphere; but from first to last -- from glass-cutting gem to intangible gas -- there is no demonstrable change whatever in any single property of the atom itself.”
“_Pädagogium_ was provided with a botanical garden, a cabinet of natural history, physical apparatus, a laboratory for the study of chemistry and anatomy, and a workshop for turning and glass-cutting.”
“I may mention in passing that the flat below mine was in the occupation of a glass-cutter, whose glass-cutting lathes and grindstones were supplied with power from the same upright shaft that was to serve me in the same manner on the flat above, Encouraged by the support of William Grant, I immediately entered into a contract for the premises as a yearly tenant.”
“A block of corundum, some inches thick, has been bored through in a few minutes by this process, and it promises to be highly useful in glass-cutting and other similar operations.”
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