Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A nearly transparent, resilient glazed paper resistant to the passage of air and grease.

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  • noun a light paper used as interleaving between artworks or stamp album pages.
  • noun smooth, non-absorbing, grease- and moisture-resistant, super-calendered paper
  • noun philately, usually used as a plural A small stamp packet made from glassine paper.

Etymologies

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glass +‎ -ine

Examples

  • Movers typically wrap a painting in a buffered, acid-free glassine paper, then wrap it again with a bubble wrap and finally place the piece in a cardboard box that is at least three inches larger on all sides than the wrapped picture.

    Daniel Grant: Moving? Take Care When Transporting Works of Art

  • Movers typically wrap a painting in a buffered, acid-free glassine paper, then wrap it again with a bubble wrap and finally place the piece in a cardboard box that is at least three inches larger on all sides than the wrapped picture.

    Daniel Grant: Moving? Take Care When Transporting Works of Art

  • If you gave her a letter, she would transcribe it "on a miniature desk in the tiniest of script, sealed with a miniscule wax seal with the sender's intial pressed into it, packaged up with a magnifying glass in a glassine envelope, and finished off with a large wax seal."

    Leafcutter Designs: Large Concepts in Small Packages

  • · A glassine envelope containing a collection of Vs. and Vitalogy- era memorabilia including beautiful lithographs of each band member, postcards, posters and much more.

    Mike Ragogna: HuffPost Video Exclusive: Edie Brickell's "Pill"

  • If you gave her a letter, she would transcribe it "on a miniature desk in the tiniest of script, sealed with a miniscule wax seal with the sender's intial pressed into it, packaged up with a magnifying glass in a glassine envelope, and finished off with a large wax seal."

    Archive 2009-04-01

  • Potential exists for abdominal obstruction and, depending on the type, spontaneous rupture of the packets. 4 Female body packers may transport the packets vaginally. 4 The syndrome of "bodystuffing" has arisen when individuals secretly ingest the illegal drugs they are carrying in an effort to escape police detection. 8 These are loosely wrapped packages such as cellophane, glassine, paper or foil, and usually release their contents into the GI tract. 8

    Cocaine Toxicity

  • She pours melted sugar, glassine, for the rivers and oceans, and presses in spices for continents, cloves for mountains.

    Friday

  • One man accused of drug possession was found with a batch of glassine bags – the packaging of choice for drug merchants.

    All eyes on Dominique Strauss-Khan for his turn in the dock

  • It is put into a slide mount-like viewing envelope and then inside of a larger glassine envelope with a magnifying glass thoughtfully included so that the recipient can actually read it.

    Boing Boing

  • · A glassine envelope containing a collection of Vs. and Vitalogy- era memorabilia including beautiful lithographs of each band member, postcards, posters and much more.

    Mike Ragogna: HuffPost Video Exclusive: Edie Brickell's "Pill"

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  • In the rare/antique book business, a transparent paper dustjacket.

    February 21, 2007

  • Also used to slip-sheet prints/drawings/photographs.

    October 15, 2007

  • Also the slightly brittle, cellophane-like clear part of a windowed business envelope.

    October 15, 2007

  • For a second I thought this was glassanine.

    October 15, 2007