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cut glass

glass ornamented or shaped by cutting or grinding with abrasive wheels.
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cut-glass, adjective Unabridged
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  • He felt a wild, reckless179 impulse to throw the cut-glass rose-vase on the floor—and pay for it.

    The Man from the Bitter Roots Caroline Lockhart
  • And at the sight of the great chandelier, with its cut-glass crystals, he whistled.

    The Crisis, Complete Winston Churchill
  • He carried a tray, and went up to a small round table, gleaming with cut-glass and silver, on which supper had been laid.

    A Butterfly on the Wheel Cyril Arthur Edward Ranger Gull
  • But by the time all this had happened the cut-glass age was over, anyway.

    Flappers and Philosophers F. Scott Fitzgerald
  • Surely you won't mention the time I kicked the dog and smashed up the cut-glass?

    Edgar Saltus: The Man Marie Saltus
  • Off in one of the corners, have a cut-glass bowl filled with punch and around it a ring of smilax.

    Suppers Paul Pierce
  • Mother and children looked with a shiver of dread towards the cut-glass bowl.

    Egholm and his God Johannes Buchholtz
  • There was no need of decoration beyond its cut-glass and rare china, for each dish was a selected masterpiece.

    The Bachelors William Dana Orcutt
  • The finest specimens of cut-glass belong to the period between 1780 and 1810.

  • The table is made as elegant as beautiful china, cut-glass and an abundance of flowers can make it.

    Our Deportment John H. Young
British Dictionary definitions for cut-glass

cut glass

  1. glass, esp bowls, vases, etc, decorated by facet-cutting or grinding
  2. (as modifier): a cut-glass vase
(modifier) (of an accent) upper-class; refined
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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