glassine

noun
glass·​ine | \ gla-ˈsēn How to pronounce glassine (audio) \

Definition of glassine

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

Examples of glassine in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web And according to court documents, before the DNA tests were done, a glassine envelope which contained the paint chip was checked out overnight — signed out to the same criminalist who had matched the blood on it to Cooper. Erin Moriarty, CBS News, "Kevin Cooper case: Could new developments help death row inmate's bid for freedom?," 21 Mar. 2020 The New York Drug Enforcement Task Force raided an apartment on Monday and found all six suspects packing hundreds of thousands of glassine envelopes with powdered drugs valued at $7 million. Tim Pearce, Washington Examiner, "New York police arrest six suspects in $7M drug ring, judge releases them without bail," 29 Jan. 2020 Nearby were the telltale signs of drug use: empty vials, glassine envelopes and a powdery mixture. Azi Paybarah, New York Times, "‘Mike’s Candyshop’: Behind the Overdose Death of HQ Trivia’s Colin Kroll," 3 Oct. 2019 The acetylfentanyl — the substance found in the glassine — was not in Ms. Rojas’s body. Annie Correal, New York Times, "‘She Was Like You and Me’: A Death and Life in the Bronx Opioid Crisis," 9 Aug. 2019 Inside, the agent found 111 glassine envelopes, each containing cactus seeds. Zoë Schlanger, Quartz, "A German tourist faces 10 years in US prison for smuggling endangered cactus seeds," 3 July 2019 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. Fox News, "Congressman allegedly used position to get partner's son out of heroin bust," 2 Oct. 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. Fox News, "Congressman allegedly used position to get partner's son out of heroin bust," 2 Oct. 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. Fox News, "Congressman allegedly used position to get partner's son out of heroin bust," 2 Oct. 2018

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First Known Use of glassine

1916, in the meaning defined above

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“Glassine.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/glassine. Accessed 20 Jan. 2021.

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