from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • A large, irregularly shaped peninsula of southeast Newfoundland, Canada. Most of the province's population resides here.


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  • At the center is a dining table covered in more than 100 colored-glass candlesticks, each topped with a spindly white taper.

    An Oddball Menagerie

  • We were impressed by the goatskin canopy over the bar, the wall of glowing colored-glass bottles in the massive dining room, and the tequila menu -- 43 types including one at $82 a shot, and also liked the shrimp and corn tamales, a tuna tartare with a blistering hot sauce, and spice-rubbed pork tenderloin.

    High-Roller Resort, Chilly Climate

  • The dining table was enormous, with matching teakwood chairs, and she wondered what it would be like to live in that house, eating at that table, under the sparkling light of colored-glass raindrops.

    Beneath My Mother’s Feet

  • The waiting room has a tree-like hanging sculpture and colored-glass vases with soft lighting.

    A Treatment Room With a View

  • This allows each curving, colored-glass object to sparkle, gleam and reflect brilliantly, thanks to carefully positioned lights.

    Decorative, Yes, but Why

  • On the edge of his desk, an Art Deco sculpture in the shape of a tiny naked bronze woman held aloft the serpentine neck and colored-glass shade of a Tiffany lamp.

    The Art Thief

  • The Water Hole had become a landmark in West Oakland, and many had passed through the frosted, colored-glass doors looking for a good time or to have their blues assuaged.

    A Love So Deep

  • Cans of olive oil and colored-glass bottles of vinegar stood out like bright flags against the oak cabinets and yellow countertops, and a shelf near the cooktop held an array of well-thumbed cookbooks.

    Leave the Grave Green

  • Inside the room, which was an elaborate bedchamber reduced to a shambles by the fighting, were six bodies attired in colored-glass armor.

    The Golden Torc

  • She held him out in front of her and moaned again and called him a poor little thing, and ran and put him down on a long bench, with cushions under the colored-glass window.

    Science Fiction Hall of Fame


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