water glass

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water glass

1. A drinking glass or goblet.
2. An open tube or box having a glass bottom for making observations below the surface of the water.
4. A water gauge made of glass.
5. See clepsydra.
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water glass



1. (Elements & Compounds) a viscous syrupy solution of sodium silicate in water: used as a protective coating for cement and a preservative, esp for eggs
2. (Horology) another name for water clock, water gauge
3. (Mechanical Engineering) another name for water clock, water gauge
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wa′ter glass`

or wa′ter•glass`,

1. a drinking glass; tumbler.
2. a glass container for holding water, as for growing bulbs, plants, or the like.
3. a device, as a tube or a box with a glass bottom, for observing objects beneath the surface of water.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.water glass - a viscous glass consisting of sodium silicate in solution; used as a cement or as a protective coating and to preserve eggs
glass - a brittle transparent solid with irregular atomic structure
2.water glass - a glass for drinking waterwater glass - a glass for drinking water    
drinking glass, glass - a container for holding liquids while drinking
3.water glass - gauge for indicating the level of water in e.g. a tank or boiler or reservoirwater glass - gauge for indicating the level of water in e.g. a tank or boiler or reservoir
gauge, gage - a measuring instrument for measuring and indicating a quantity such as the thickness of wire or the amount of rain etc.
water level - a water gauge that shows the level by showing the surface of the water in a trough or U-shaped tube
4.water glass - clock that measures time by the escape of waterwater glass - clock that measures time by the escape of water
clock - a timepiece that shows the time of day
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And as their laugh came through the silence of the night, they twined their arms and pointed to her, and said in those so sweet tingling tones that Jonathan said were of the intolerable sweetness of the water glasses, "Come, sister.
Because he is a good old man, he took me through a thirty-minute lesson on how to feed him using a water glass. I watched in awe as he fed the child from the glass, swirling it without pouring a single drop of milk.
Therefore, as a result of the reaction of an alkaline silicate with an acidic substance, for example, orthophosphoric acid, the hardening process of water glass is caused by gelation of silicic acid.
Prosecutors said the victim found his mobile phone was missing and reported the matter to the police who traced Jones through DNA he left on the water glass.
Water glass is made from sodium silicate, a natural mineral; 1 part sodium silicate mixed with 9 to 11 parts boiled and then cooled water makes a gel that will preserve raw eggs for several months.
They collected fingerprints from water glass and took all related items in their custody from Samiul Haq's room while record of mobile phone of Maulana has also been obtained.
VeoVa vinyl ester provides both alkaline and water resistance, while the water glass ensures good water vapor diffusion.
Which is my water glass? An easy way to remember what goes where is B-M-W.
Then using a water glass, place the shot of lambanog on the bottom of the water glass.
On another occasion, there was the sound of a knife tapping against a water glass, as if Kathryn was about to give a toast.
According to the demand of environmental protection, the physicochemical properties of the grout are studied, and the acidic water glass suitable for engineering application is mixed.
Trump took the opportunity of applause from the crowd to mouth the words "Thank you" and then grasped his water glass with two hands, hunched over, to take a sip.