from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. resembling glass


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  • He reckons the yoghurt "lends a welcome freshness", I just think it makes the panna cotta taste like yoghurt – and gives it a slightly grainy texture evident even in Nigel's own version Denis, I must concede, seems to have achieved what manicurists refer to as a "glass-like shine" with his.

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  • The company claims the glass-like surface inhibits the growth of mold and algae.

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  • The image shows an Asian weaver ant hanging upside down on a glass-like surface and holding a 500mg (0. 02oz) weight in its jaws.

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  • From the latter came the low murmur of a lazy surf, but the sheltered stretch of water, not more than a hundred yards across to the white beach of pounded coral sand, was of glass-like smoothness.


  • I recall once watching these birds when, in the adjacent dyke, a swan, 600 times heavier, lumbered through the ice-smeared water, progressing one painful lunge at a time so that the glass-like sheet splintered with each new effort.

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  • I've been using a black based desktop background for so long I didn't notice that the taskbar is already transparent/glass-like.

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  • Clackers, which were marketed under a multitude of other names, consisted of two glass-like acrylic balls, each about the size of plum, which swung on either end of a string.

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  • But tapping the screen to place the cursor at a specific spot in an email is a challenge on this tiny, 2.6-inch touch screen since the Veer lacks a magnifying glass-like effect for pinpointing text.

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  • But the real magic happens within certain narrow bands of parameters where the interactions between the numbers of points on the stars, their sharpness, the displacements of the stacked forms, and specific fineness of the stacking conspire to yield lustrous, luminous, metallic and glass-like forms; implausible forms given the humble materials — stacked black and white stars — from which they are formed.

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  • Turns out that the hearts would have been perfect to stick into cookies - they don't melt except for a tiny bit of congealing, and they definitely don't do the "glass-like" look that other candy does in the oven.

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