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Glass, Philip(Encyclopedia)Glass, Philip, 1937–, American composer, b. Baltimore. Considered one of the most innovative of contemporary composers, he was a significant figure in the development of minimalism in music. Glass a...
glass(Encyclopedia)glass, hard substance, usually brittle and transparent, composed chiefly of silicates and an alkali fused at high temperature. Composition and Properties of Glass Most glass is a mixture of silica obt...
opera glass(Encyclopedia)opera glass: see binocular.
magnifying glass(Encyclopedia)magnifying glass: see microscope.
field glass(Encyclopedia)field glass: see binocular.
soluble glass(Encyclopedia)soluble glass: see water glass.
stained glass(Encyclopedia)stained glass, in general, windows made of colored glass. To a large extent, the name is a misnomer, for staining is only one of the methods of coloring employed, and the best medieval glass made litt...
Glass, Carter(Encyclopedia)Glass, Carter, 1858–1946, American politician, U.S. Secretary of the Treasury (1918–20), U.S. Senator from Virginia (1920–46), b. Lynchburg, Va. He learned the printer's trade and became owner o...
glass fiber(Encyclopedia)glass fiber: see fiberglass.
glass harmonica(Encyclopedia)glass harmonica: see harmonica 2.
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