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A thin coating of ice, as on rock.

[French, from Old French verre-glaz : verre, glass (from Latin vitrum) + glas, glace, ice (from Vulgar Latin *glacia, from Latin glaciēs; see glacé).]
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n, pl -glases (-ɡlɑː; -ɡlɑːz)
(Physical Geography) a thin film of ice on rock
[from Old French verre-glaz glass-ice, from verre glass (from Latin vitrum) + glaz ice (from Late Latin glacia, from Latin glaciēs)]
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??Picket Lane traded at a highlooking 55 on his way to landing the 6f handicap at Windsor from Viva Verglas (1.15), who was lost out by the minimum margin.
WOLVERHAMPTON: 5.45 Beau Mistral, 6.15 Viva Verglas, 6.45 Vale Of Flight, 7.15 Drago, 7.45 Scribner Creek, 8.15 Sehail, 8.45 Senor George.
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Rawlinson's mount bounced out from a wide draw in stall eight and the 8-1 chance turned a competitive handicap into a rout when powering clear to beat Viva Verglas by seven lengths.
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And, if the son of Verglas builds on his sole juvenile start, a fifth to Ebanoran at the Curragh, he should have solid claims.
Ger Lyons' Verglas colt seemed to be finding it a bit too much for most of the seven furlongs but picked up in impressive style in the closing stages to collect fifth place.
This time the honours were performed by James Doyle, who rode a well-judged race aboard Tahamah to deny the favourite, Las Verglas Star, by half a length in the Fortinet Gold Partner Handicap over 2,000m.
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