Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A kind of crown-glass made at first in the form of a cylinder, which is cut longitudinally and placed in a furnace, where it opens out into a sheet.

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Examples

  • Similarly, when the two airmen floated into the sheet-glass stillness of the equatorial calms, the moment received passing notice in Mr. Zamperini ' s memoir.

    Olympian Dreams, Homeric Suffering

  • Deceptive sheet-glass snow that made it impossible to stop.

    blog: Adventures in Gondolas

  • Proxy-advisory firm RiskMetrics says shareholders should back this one, because of steps the sheet-glass maker has taken to minimize dilution -- such as limiting the terms under which the preferred stock can be converted to common.

    Wrestling With Dilution at Japan's AGMs

  • Asahi Glass Co., a sheet-glass maker, is cutting production of dual-pane windows for stand-alone homes by 15%.

    Japan Has Own Housing Problems

  • The fish began to rise for insects, dotting the sheet-glass water with rings; a tall white bird stood in the reeds near the dock, perusing for frogs.

    Locked Rooms

  • In this search after quaintness and picturesque effects roofs and ridge-lines are hollowed out with great labor, walls are made to bulge by nailing on furrings beneath the boarding, clear sheet-glass, easily procured of any dimensions, is voted "so inartistic," and the green crown glass and bull's-eyes are taken from some venerable farm-house, where they fitly belonged, to fill the irregular fenestration of a modern parlor.

    Lippincott's Magazine, November 1885

  • The establishment of glass factories was attempted in early days in several places, chiefly to manufacture sheet-glass, but with slight success.

    Home Life in Colonial Days

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