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  • noun Alternative form of plate glass.

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Examples

  • Another party I fell in with said you could generally always get bread; and the thing to do was to break a plateglass window and get into gaol; seemed rather a brilliant scheme.

    The Wrong Box

  • Another party I fell in with said you could generally always get bread; and the thing to do was to break a plateglass window and get into gaol; seemed rather a brilliant scheme.

    The Wrong Box

  • But she'd not been able to stop the tide of images that flickered before her on the tree-lit slopes, the shiny railtracks on 66, later the toll booths, the speeding cars on Toll Road, the plateglass windows of the dotcom buildings that lay empty now, after the dotcom crash, in Reston and Herndon.

    For the Sake of the Boy

  • Too bad the place was almost completely transparent, a giant U of plateglass walls supported by slender steel beams.

    THE MOONLIT EARTH

  • Too bad the place was almost completely transparent, a giant U of plateglass walls supported by slender steel beams.

    THE MOONLIT EARTH

  • Goody was called to the diary room and effectively given a death sentence by a doctor many thousands of miles away in London, while her fellow housemates, quarantined on the other side of a sheet of plateglass, were left to speculate about what infringement of which rule - the one pertaining to the wearing of fright-wigs and maids' uniforms?

    Locust Day

  • Sam Wink and his friends were halfway through lunch when the blue Ford pickup smashed through the plateglass window of Luby's Cafeteria in Killeen, Texas.

    'You Could See The Hate'

  • One of them fled through a plateglass door, jumped off a balcony, kind of a 007 style, really.

    CNN Transcript Feb 29, 2008

  • It plowed through the building through plateglass windows.

    CNN Transcript Dec 26, 2008

  • He would show up from his winter escapes to Florida or Bermuda as early as March and work through the first heavy snowstorm in December, often in a portable studio on runners (with a door on one side and a plateglass window on the other), which could protect him from wind, spray and any possible kibitzers.

    Homer's Where The Heart Is

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