glass·ine | \gla-ˈsēn \

Definition of glassine 

: a thin dense transparent or semitransparent paper highly resistant to the passage of air and grease

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Jako, dark-eyed glassine baby sardines, bodies ossified, taste like shattered deep-sea bacon. Ligaya Mishan, New York Times, "Rice Balls, Subtle and Showy Alike, at Omusubi Gonbei," 12 Apr. 2018 Mure claimed four glassine bags of heroin were found in the woman’s wallet when police pulled her and O’Connell over and that marijuana was later found in her shoe at the station house. Anna Sanders, Fox News, "Congressman allegedly used position to get baby mama's son out of heroin bust," 1 Apr. 2018 Each consists of a framed painting that hangs on the wall and a huge sheet of glassine that has been crumpled into a wad and tossed on the floor. David Pagel,, "Kim Dingle lets her alter ego loose, and the result is a rip-roaring ride," 28 Oct. 2017 The painting originally hung in the collection of King Charles I, and depicts a beatific Jesus Christ, clad in lapis lazuli robes and holding a glassine orb, one hand extended skyward Alessandra Codinha, Vogue, "Christie's Unveils a Lost Leonardo da Vinci in New York," 10 Oct. 2017 An officer saw a purple case with a razor blade, a cut pen with residue inside and two glassine bags stamped New England Patriots when attending to the victim, the affidavit read. Nicholas Rondinone,, "Torrington Man Charged After Winsted Woman's Fatal Overdose," 24 May 2017 Mr. Perez was accused of giving the officer two glassine envelopes of heroin. Benjamin Mueller And Al Baker, New York Times, "An Enduring Heroin Market Shapes an Enforcer’s Rise and Fall," 27 June 2016 The detective strode into the walk-in evidence vault and, wearing latex gloves, produced nearly three dozen crisp new $100 bills, each in a glassine envelope. Tim Weiner, New York Times, "How Donald Trump Misunderstood the F.B.I.," 27 June 2017

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1916, in the meaning defined above

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