cut glass


Definition of cut glass

: glass ornamented with patterns cut into its surface by an abrasive wheel and polished

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Recent Examples on the Web We are reminded of the design work of Thomas Gibbons Hawkes (1846-1913), who was one of the titans of the cut glass industry. Helaine Fendelman And Joe Rosson, Star Tribune, "Cut glass berry bowl set was once a popular bride's gift," 16 Feb. 2021 Dobesh said the values of table china, cut glass, carnival glass, dolls, porcelains and figurines have all decreased, along with those of many Japanese and Korean antiques. oregonlive, "When you have a lifetime of stuff to let go, experts help with hard decisions," 10 June 2020 The thought of cutting glass, however, stops even the most daring DIYers in their tracks. Joseph Truini, Popular Mechanics, "How to Cut Glass," 11 Feb. 2019 This was hotly debated for eight months, until commissioner Pete Rozelle’s longtime secretary, Thelma Elkjer, reached into a cut glass flower vase at 11:26 a.m. on Jan. 17, 1970., "A History of Football in 100 Objects," 28 Aug. 2019 In this project, Bunch spent 1,800 hours cutting glass by hand into tiny shapes and arranging them to make images of birds, hearts and various natural elements. Jane Stueckemann, Houston Chronicle, "Local artist reflects on his journey to pop-up shop at Market Street in The Woodlands," 11 July 2019 It is composed of thousands of pieces of colorful cut glass that together make a unified image of the Patuxent River, local wildlife, a mill wheel, mountain laurel bushes and a river goddess. Mary Schneidau Sullivan,, "Laurel Arts Council creates projects people can live with," 7 June 2019 The enormous, nearly 150-foot-high central atrium required 4,000 pieces of custom-cut glass, and the resulting facade streams natural light across the pre-boarding area. Kate Springer, Condé Nast Traveler, "Hong Kong’s New High-Speed Train Makes Day Trips to China So Much Easier," 30 May 2019 Kusak Cut Glass Works is world-renowned for its hand-cut glass and crystal stemware. Ellen M. Banner, The Seattle Times, "Etched deep into Seattle’s soul, Kusak Cut Glass Works nears end," 23 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of cut glass

1761, in the meaning defined above

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22 Feb 2021

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“Cut glass.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Mar. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of cut glass

: glass with patterns cut into its surface for decoration

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