from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- A term used for antique glass vessels or fragments of the same.
- n. Plural of vitreum.
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_ Nigro-viridis; fronte, antennis apice, humeris abdominisque fasciis duabus dorsalibus fasciisque ventralibus albis; alis purpureo-nigris, anticis maculis quatuor vitreis, posticis macula una vitrea.
Broichan had been suddenly stricken by an angel sent for the purpose; and as if he had been taking his dram in a modern gin-palace, we are told that the drinking-glass, or glass drinking-vessel, "vitrea bibera," which he was conveying to his lips, was smashed in pieces, and he himself seized with deadly sickness.
You know, I dare say, that Glastonbury is supposed to have its derivation from British "Ynyswytryn," "Inis vitrea," the "Island of Glass," because the water surrounding it was blue and clear as crystal.
MS. of Glover, 'Lozenga est pars vitri in vitrea fenestra.'
Natura magnis dum fepeli. t nefas Rerum ruinis, vitrea fontium Oblevit ora » ut navigatos Sicaniae Venetsque merct Puniret amnes.
It is thicker than the aqueous, but thinner than the crystalline humour; on its back part is spread the retina, and in the middle of its fore part is a small cavity, in which the whole posterior surface of the crystalline lens lies; this humour is also enclosed in a very fine capsule, called tunica vitrea; this capsule at the edge of the crystalline humour is divided into two membranes, of which the one is continued over the whole anterior surface of the vitreous humour, and lines that cavity into which the back part of the crystalline is received; the other passes over the crystalline humour, and covers all its fore part, by which means these two humours are closely connected together.
Varro and Publius Syrus had already played on the Toga vitrea, ventus texilis, and nebula linen, (Horat.
88 PtEVRITIDIS cjua in phiala vitrea co&is in vafe alio aquam fcruentcmhabente.
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