spun glass


: blown glass that has slender threads of glass incorporated in it

Examples of spun glass in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The condition is also known as spun glass hair syndrome, and its medical name: pili trianguli et canaliculi. Macaela MacKenzie, Allure, 10 Oct. 2022 Slug caterpillars, while not actually slimy, include species whose body fringe looks like delicate spun glass. Miri Talabac, Baltimore Sun, 21 July 2022 This seems to be more stable than for a non-spinning glass ball, which is pretty cool. Chris Lee, Ars Technica, 27 June 2018

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Word History

First Known Use

1779, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of spun glass was in 1779

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“Spun glass.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/spun%20glass. Accessed 18 Jul. 2024.

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