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adj. glass·i·er, glass·i·est
1. Characteristic of or resembling glass.
2. Lifeless; expressionless: "the face changing to a demon's face with a fixed glassy grin" (Katherine Anne Porter).

glass′i·ly adv.
glass′i·ness n.
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زُجاجِيَّه، جُمود النَّظْرَه
e-î sem líkist gleri
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(glaːs) noun
1. a hard usually breakable transparent substance. The bottle is made of glass; (also adjective) a glass bottle.
2. a usually tall hollow object made of glass, used for drinking. There are six glasses on the tray; sherry-glasses.
3. (also ˈlooking-glass) a mirror.
4. a barometer, or the atmospheric pressure shown by one. The glass is falling.
ˈglasses noun plural
ˈglassful noun
the amount that a drinking-glass will hold. Pour in two glassfuls of water.
ˈglassy adjective
1. not showing any expression. a glassy stare.
2. like glass. a glassy sea.
ˈglassiness noun

glasses , meaning spectacles, is plural: His reading glasses are broken .
but a pair of glasses takes a singular verb: A pair of glasses has been found .
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References in classic literature ?
Two thin hands, joined under the forehead, and supporting it, drew up before the lower features a sable veil, a brow quite bloodless, white as bone, and an eye hollow and fixed, blank of meaning but for the glassiness of despair, alone were visible.
I could not say which, for eyes were open and stony, but without the glassiness of death,and the cheeks had the warmth of life through all their pallor.
The luster of in- quiring glance faded swiftly into vacant glassiness. 'Can you steer?' I asked the agent eagerly.
So I went rogue, popped a lid on, whacked up the heat and ignored the buzzer until it reached the desired glassiness and temperature.
So I went rogue, popped a lid on, whacked up the heat and waited until it had the desired glassiness.
"But what did he paint for you, Illie?" He looked at me fully, the glassiness dissipating in his eyes.
not associated with a fine-needle aspiration area), less than 30% solid growth, absence of necrosis/increased mitosis/psammoma bodies, and presence of at least 2 of 3 (67%; ie, sufficient) nuclear features, defined as abnormalities in size/shape (enlargement, elongation, overlapping), membrane contour (irregular, grooved), or chromatin (clearing, margination, glassiness).
It is rather cast downward, and any attempt to read it as an indication of demure shyness meets resistance in the slight downward pull of the lines of her lips and the glassiness of her stare.