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  • noun trademark An alternative name for Plexiglas.

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  • noun a transparent thermoplastic acrylic resin


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  • And as the CRS popped their tear gas and beat their truncheons on their Perspex shields, suddenly, over and above the squeals and yells, came the jolly voice of the PA announcer thanking us all for coming and making this such a joyful and happy occasion on what, he reminded us, was Fifa Fair Play Day.

    Sepp Blatter plays game of follow the lederhosen | Harry Pearson

  • As Deja today explains: I give this dude the boxes and he gives me one of those yellow Perspex prescription jars.

    Fallin’ Up

  • At the Louis Vuitton store on London's Bond Street, my favorite dress from Marc Jacobs's collection for the luxury-goods house — a tweed, sleeveless, high-necked, wide-skirted number, with denim-blue panelling and a black velvet belt — was being displayed in a vast Perspex case.

    The Perfect Dress Is a Loyal Friend

  • After about half an hour inside, you sort of expect anything you pick up to crumble to powder, as the walls collapse and you suddenly find yourself in a giant Perspex cage being stared at by people with stern moustaches and lab coats.

    The Hard Sell: Aldi

  • A doctor from Cambridge, the pilot had flown from Skiddaw across the valley to the Helvellyn range, traversed this, then sailed out over the Howgills to Kirkby Lonsdale and was making his return when rain blobs on the Perspex canopy forced him low, so making for his precipitate landing because of reduced visibility.

    Country diary: Grasmere, Lake District

  • It prints and binds books in a matter of minutes and thanks to the transparent Perspex walls you get to see it all happen.

    Espresso Book Machine « Write Anything

  • I once had to present Mark Cavendish with a trophy – a very modest Perspex thing, I should point out – and he told me that he'd once won a cycling race sponsored by a power-tools firm.

    England's cricketers will get a mace to go with their kingly crown | Emma John

  • Snakeskin ankle boots with amber Perspex heels, a David Bowie soundtrack and messy ponytails subverted the niceness of the collection.

    Paris fashion week turns to Lady Gaga – and a quiet Belgian

  • Those with odd collections, such as ballet shoes or miniature perfume bottles, can commission Carew-Jones , the company known for its Perspex, to custom design anything from a display table to a large pedestal on which to place the giant Buddha bought in Thailand.

    Knickknacks Move Off the Shelf

  • Campbell, an artist who designed a mock phone made out of Perspex for Nicoll's recent London Fashion Week show, now lives with him.

    A room of my own: Richard Nicoll


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