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GL`ASS, n. [L. glastum; glesid, blueness. Greenness is usually named from vegetation or growing, as L. viridis, from vireo.]

1. A hard, brittle, transparent, factitious substance, formed by fusing sand with fixed alkalies.

In chimistry, a substance or mixture, earthy, saline or metallic, brought by fusion to the state of a hard, brittle, transparent mass, whose fracture is conchoidal.

2. A glass vessel of any kind; as a drinking glass.

3. A mirror; a looking-glass.

4. A vessel to be filled with sand for measuring time; as an hour-glass.

5. The destined time of man's life. His glass is run.

6. The quantity of liquor that a glass vessel contains. Drink a glass of wine with me.

7. A vessel that shows the weight of the air.

8. A perspective glass; as an optic glass.

9. The time which a glass runs, or in which it is exhausted of sand. The seamen's watch-glass is half an hour. We say, a ship fought three glasses.

10. Glasses, in the plural, spectacles.

GL`ASS, a. Made of glass; vitreous; as a glass bottle.

GL`ASS, v.t. To see as in a glass. [Not used.]

1. To case in glass. [Little used.]

2. To cover with glass; to glaze.

[In the latter sense, glaze is generally used.]



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GL`ASS, n. [L. glastum; glesid, blueness. Greenness is usually named from vegetation or growing, as L. viridis, from vireo.]

1. A hard, brittle, transparent, factitious substance, formed by fusing sand with fixed alkalies.

In chimistry, a substance or mixture, earthy, saline or metallic, brought by fusion to the state of a hard, brittle, transparent mass, whose fracture is conchoidal.

2. A glass vessel of any kind; as a drinking glass.

3. A mirror; a looking-glass.

4. A vessel to be filled with sand for measuring time; as an hour-glass.

5. The destined time of man's life. His glass is run.

6. The quantity of liquor that a glass vessel contains. Drink a glass of wine with me.

7. A vessel that shows the weight of the air.

8. A perspective glass; as an optic glass.

9. The time which a glass runs, or in which it is exhausted of sand. The seamen's watch-glass is half an hour. We say, a ship fought three glasses.

10. Glasses, in the plural, spectacles.

GL`ASS, a. Made of glass; vitreous; as a glass bottle.

GL`ASS, v.t. To see as in a glass. [Not used.]

1. To case in glass. [Little used.]

2. To cover with glass; to glaze.

[In the latter sense, glaze is generally used.]

GLASS, a.

Made of glass; vitreous; as, a glass bottle.


GLASS, n. [Sax. glæs; Sw. Dan. G. and D. glas; so named from its color; W. glâs., from llâs, blue, azure, green, fresh, pale; glasu, to make blue, to become green or verdant, to grow pale, to dawn; glaslys, woad, L. glastum; glesid, blueness. Tacitus, de Mor. Ger. 45, mentions glesum, amber collected in the Baltic, probably the same word, and so named from its clearness. Greenness is usually named from vegetation or growing, as L. viridis, from vireo.]

  1. A hard, brittle, transparent, factitious substance, formed by fusing sand with fixed alkalies. Encyc. A definite compound of silicic acid and potassa or soda. The pure silicates of potassa and soda, are soluble in water; but by the conjunction of a silicate of lime, magnesia, alumina, or any other earth, it becomes insoluble in water. In chimistry, a substance or mixture, earthy, saline or metallic, brought by fusion to the state of a hard, brittle, transparent mass, whose fracture is conchoidal. Aikin.
  2. A glass vessel of any kind; as a drinking-glass.
  3. A mirror; a looking-glass.
  4. A vessel to be filled with sand for measuring time; as an hour-glass.
  5. The destined time of man's life. His glass is run.
  6. The quantity of liquor that a glass vessel contains. Drink a glass of wine with me.
  7. A vessel that shows the weight of the air. Tatler.
  8. A perspective glass; as, an optic glass. Milton.
  9. The time which a glass runs, or in which it is exhausted of sand. The seamen's watch-glass is half an hour. We say, a ship fought three glasses.
  10. Glasses, in the plural, spectacles.

GLASS, v.t.

  1. To see, as in a glass. [Not used.] Sidney.
  2. To case in glass. [Little used.] Shak.
  3. To cover with glass; to glaze. Boyle. [In the latter sense, glaze is generally used.]

Glass
  1. A hard, brittle, translucent, and commonly transparent substance, white or colored, having a conchoidal fracture, and made by fusing together sand or silica with lime, potash, soda, or lead oxide. It is used for window panes and mirrors, for articles of table and culinary use, for lenses, and various articles of ornament.

    * Glass is variously colored by the metallic oxides; thus, manganese colors it violet; copper (cuprous), red, or (cupric) green; cobalt, blue; uranium, yellowish green or canary yellow; iron, green or brown; gold, purple or red; tin, opaque white; chromium, emerald green; antimony, yellow.

  2. To reflect, as in a mirror] to mirror; -- used reflexively.

    Happy to glass themselves in such a mirror. Motley.

    Where the Almighty's form glasses itself in tempests. Byron.

  3. Any substance having a peculiar glassy appearance, and a conchoidal fracture, and usually produced by fusion.
  4. To case in glass.

    [R.] Shak.
  5. Anything made of glass.

    Especially: (a)
  6. To cover or furnish with glass; to glaze.

    Boyle.
  7. To smooth or polish anything, as leater, by rubbing it with a glass burnisher.
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Glass

GL'ASS, noun [Latin glastum; glesid, blueness. Greenness is usually named from vegetation or growing, as Latin viridis, from vireo.]

1. A hard, brittle, transparent, factitious substance, formed by fusing sand with fixed alkalies.

In chimistry, a substance or mixture, earthy, saline or metallic, brought by fusion to the state of a hard, brittle, transparent mass, whose fracture is conchoidal.

2. A glass vessel of any kind; as a drinking glass

3. A mirror; a looking-glass.

4. A vessel to be filled with sand for measuring time; as an hour-glass.

5. The destined time of man's life. His glass is run.

6. The quantity of liquor that a glass vessel contains. Drink a glass of wine with me.

7. A vessel that shows the weight of the air.

8. A perspective glass; as an optic glass

9. The time which a glass runs, or in which it is exhausted of sand. The seamen's watch-glass is half an hour. We say, a ship fought three glasses.

10. Glasses, in the plural, spectacles.

GL'ASS, adjective Made of glass; vitreous; as a glass bottle.

GL'ASS, verb transitive To see as in a glass [Not used.]

1. To case in glass [Little used.]

2. To cover with glass; to glaze.

[In the latter sense, glaze is generally used.]

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SUCH, a.

1. Of that kind; of the like kind. We never saw such a day; we have never had such a time as the present.

It has as before the thing to which it relates. Give your children such precepts as tend to make them wiser and better.

It is to be noted that the definitive adjective a, never precedes such, but is placed between it and the noun to which it refers; as such a man; such an honor.

2. The same that. This was the state of the kingdom at such time as the enemy landed.

3. The same as what has been mentioned.

That thou art happy, owe to God;

That thou continu'st such, owe to thyself.

4. Referring to what has been specified. I have commanded my servant to be at such a place.

5. Such and such, is used in reference to a person or place of a certain kind.

The sovereign authority may enact a law, commanding such and such an action.

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COME, v.i.

1. To move towards; to advance near, in any manner, and from any distance. We say, the men come this way, whether riding or on foot; the wind comes from the west; the ship comes with a fine breeze; light comes from the sun. It is applicable perhaps to every thing susceptible of motion, and is opposed to go.

2. To draw nigh; to approach; to arrive; to be present

Come thou and all thy house into the ark. Gen. 7.

All my time will I wait, till my change come. Job 14.

When shall I come and appear before God? Ps. 42.

Then shall the end come. Matt. 24.

Thy kingdom come; thy will be done. Matt. 6.

The time has come.

3. To advance and arrive at some state or condition; as, the ships came to action; the players came to blows; is it come to this?

His sons come to honor and he knoweth it not. Job 14.

I wonder how he came to know what had been done; how did he come by his knowledge? the heir comes into possession of his estate; the man will come in time to abhor the vices of his youth, or he will come to be poor and despicable, or to poverty.

In these and similar phrases, we observe the process or advance is applied to the body or to the mind, indifferently; and to persons or events.

4. To happen or fall out; as, how comes that? Let come what will. Hence when followed by an object or person, with to or on, to befall; to light on.

After all that has come on us for our evil deeds. Ezra 9.

All things come alike to all. Eccles. 9.

5. To advance or move into view; to appear; as, blood or color comes and goes in the face.

6. To sprout, as plants; to spring. The corn comes or comes up. In the coming or sprouting of malt, as it must not come too little, so it must not come too much. So Bacon uses the word; and this use of it coincides nearly with the sense of 2 Kings 19:26 and in the same chapter inserted in Isaiah 34:27. It is the G. Kiemen, Icelandic kiema, to bud, or germinate.

7. To become.

So came I a widow.

8. To appear or be formed, as butter; to advance or change from cream to butter; a common use of the word; as, the butter comes.

9. Come, in the imperative, is used to excite attention, or to invite to motion or joint action; come, let us go.

This is the heir; come, let us kill him.

When repeated, it sometimes expresses haste; come, come. Sometimes if expresses or introduces rebuke.

As the sense of come is to move, in almost any manner, in its various applications, that sense is modified indefinitely by other words used in connection with it. Thus with words expressing approach, it denotes advancing nearer; with words expressing departure, as from, of, out of, &c., it denotes motion from, &c.

To come about, to happen; to fall out; to come to pass; to arrive. How did these tings come about? So the French venir a bout, to come to the end, that is, to arrive.

To come about, to turn; to change; to come round. The wind will come about from west to east. The ship comes about. It is applied to a change of sentiments.

On better thoughts, and my urged reasons,

They are come about, and won to the true side.

To come again, to return. Gen. 28., Lev. 14.

To come after, to follow. Matt. 24. Also to come to obtain; as, to come after a book.

To come at, to reach; to arrive within reach of; to gain; to come so near as to be able to take or possess. We prize those most who are hardest to come at. To come at a true knowledge of ourselves.

Also, to come towards, as in attacking.

To come away, to depart from; to leave; to issue from.

To come back, to return.

To come by, to pass near; a popular phrase. Also, to obtain, gain, acquire; that is, to come near, at or close. Examine how you came by all your state.

This is not an irregular or improper use of this word. It is precisely equivalent to possess, to sit by. [See Possess.]

To come down, to descend.

The Lord will come down on mount Sinai. Ex 19.

Also, to be humbled or abased.

Your principalities shall come down. Jer. 13.

Come down from thy glory. Jer. 48.

To come for, to come to get or obtain; to come after.

To come forth, to issue or proceed from. Gen. 15., Is. 11., Micah 5.

Also, to depart from; to leave. Mark 9.

Also, to come abroad. Jer. 4.

To come from, to depart from to leave. In popular language, this phrase is equivalent to, where is his native place or former place of residence; where did this man, this animal or this plant originate.

To come home, that is, to come to home, or the house; to arrive at the dwelling. Hence, to come close; to press closely; to touch the feelings, interest, or reason.

Come is an intransitive verb, but the participle come is much used with the substantive verb, in the passive form. The end of all flesh is come. I am come, thou art come, he is come, we are come, &c. This use of the substantive verb, for have, is perhaps too well established to be rejected; but have or has should be used in such phrases. In the phrase, come Friday, come Candlemas, there is an ellipsis of certain words, as when Friday shall come.

Come, come, the repetition of come, expresses haste, or exhortation to hasten. Sometimes it introduces a threat.

COME, n. A sprout.

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