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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Glassy  \Glass"y\,  a. 
  1.  Made  of  glass;  vitreous;  as  a  glassy  substance.  --Bacon. 
 
  2.  Resembling  glass  in  its  properties,  as  in  smoothness, 
  brittleness,  or  transparency;  as  a  glassy  stream;  a 
  glassy  surface;  the  glassy  deep. 
 
  3.  Dull;  wanting  life  or  fire;  lackluster;  --  said  of  the 
  eyes.  ``In  his  glassy  eye.''  --Byron. 
 
  {Glassy  feldspar}  (Min.),  a  variety  of  orthoclase;  sanidine. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  glassy 
  adj  1:  resembling  glass  in  smoothness  and  shininess  and  slickness; 
  "the  glassy  surface  of  the  lake";  "the  pavement 
  was...glassy  with  water"-  Willa  Cather 
  2:  used  of  eyes  lacking  liveliness;  "empty  eyes";  "a  glassy 
  stare";  "his  eyes  were  glazed  over  with  boredom"  [syn:  {glazed}] 
  3:  (of  ceramics)  having  the  surface  made  shiny  and  nonporous  by 
  fusing  a  vitreous  solution  to  it  "glazed  pottery"; 
  "glassy  porcelain";  "hard  vitreous  china  used  for  plumbing 
  fixtures"  [syn:  {vitreous},  {vitrified}] 




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