spun glass


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spun glass

n.
2. Fine blown glass having delicate threading or filigree.
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spun′ glass′


n.
1. blown glass in which fine threads of glass form the surface texture.
[1770–80]
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His face bore out this impression--a beautiful-browed countenance, with large, benevolent gray eyes under a wealth of white hair that shone like spun glass. He was fair and large; the little woman beside him was daintily wrought.
The shining bald head, which looked so very large because it shone so much; and the long grey hair at its sides and back, like floss silk or spun glass, which looked so very benevolent because it was never cut; were not, of course, to be seen in the boy as in the old man.
He was the 1992 recipient of the ASCAP Rudolf Nissim Award for The sun, split like spun glass, a setting of three poems by Marianne Moore for soprano and chamber orchestra.
The new Kallos spun glass lavatory is Kohler's first in an under-counter style, creating a distinctive architectural pattern reminiscent of fine crystal.
To these she added some prissily hung tinsel and an overall swaddling of spun glass called "angel hair."
Designed in America and produced in Turkey, this bowl from Two Sisters is made from spun glass decorated with gold leaf.