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glassy

Hyaline; vitreous; glasslike, smooth, and shiny.
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"We really want people to look at the glassiness," says Marvin Bolt, a curator of the exhibit, before pointing out the "Field Guide to Underwater Models." The pamphlet contains each animal's species name, as it was known in 1885 (when Cornell University acquired the pieces, now on loan to Corning) and as it is known today.
"We wanted it to be sharp but also warm--ethereal yet precise and a bit hard," Hallerod says, "like the glassiness of a perfume bottle."
Conference of Catholic Bishops' headquarters next door, towering above everything else in all its stone and glassiness.
An often studied example is the disordered alloy [Cu.sub.1-x][Mn.sub.x] with x [much less than] 1 [87], whose random Mn spin distribution and oscillating indirect RKKY exchange interaction provides the key ingredients of glassiness.
He was either dead or asleep, I [Harker] could not say which--for the eyes were open and stony, but without the glassiness of death--and the cheeks had the warmth of life through all their pallor, and the lips were as red as ever.