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

  • adj. Enclosed by glass or panels of glass: a glassed-in porch; a glassed-in bookcase.

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  • adj. Enclosed, surrounded, or contained by glass panels, usually for protection.


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  • How about a glassed-in ATM targeted by a security camera or two?

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  • Other than a broad wooden desk and a high-backed chair upholstered in leather, the only furniture in the room consisted of bookshelves and glassed-in cases.

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  • After Caden receives the MacArthur grant, he strives to recreate every aspect of his life within a massive glassed-in “stage,” with actors playing himself and everyone he knows, gradually becoming more detached from reality as his never-seen “art” is perfected and civilization devolves outside of his studio.

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  • I headed to Dave's glassed-in cubicle in the midst of the newsroom.

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  • Fun in the Box | 5: 05 p.m. The Bidens are with the Obamas inside the glassed-in reviewing stand.

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  • We spent the better part of the afternoon fearing a gust of wind would bring yet another huge tree crashing down on the glassed-in kitchen.

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  • Anyway, the Harvard Square ABP has a glassed-in greenhouse where you can sit and drink your warming beverage while looking out at the university -- and in the way of things, that greenhouse is inhabited by a couple of smart, fat sparrows who are much snugger (and smugger) than the sparrows still stuck outside.

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  • I was also very impressed with the library itself, which looks shiny and new and somewhat SF-y, with all it's curving balconies and glassed-in, circular "quiet rooms."

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  • In court, the round-cheeked trader, flanked by guards in a glassed-in defendants' area, wore a light-blue V-neck sweater over a white-collared shirt, and shifted between looking at the gallery of journalists and the magistrate.

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  • There were orderlies and cleaning staff in the glassed-in break room, and she walked past them because there was no other way, and she tried to look worn out and happy to be going home for the night.

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