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watch glass

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n watch glass a protective cover that protects the face of a watch
    • n watch glass laboratory glassware; a shallow glass dish used as an evaporating surface or to cover a beaker
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Recycling one glass jar, saves enough energy to watch T.V for 3 hours
    • Watch glass (Naut) A concavo-convex glass for covering the face, or dial, of a watch; -- also called watch crystal.
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Quotations

  • Irvin S. Cobb
    Irvin S. Cobb
    “A sudden violent jolt of it has been known to stop the victim's watch, snap his suspenders and crack his glass eye right across.”

Usage

In literature:

Suddenly, as the boys were watching, there came a thud on the glass window at the port side.
"Under the Ocean to the South Pole" by Roy Rockwood
May not Herr von Rothsattel take a glass of it before he goes to watch over our night's rest?
"Debit and Credit" by Gustav Freytag
I saw her ideas move as if they'd been the works of a watch ticking under glass.
"Everyman's Land" by C. N. Williamson and A. M. Williamson
Submit crouched beside her little square window set with tiny panes of glass, and watched him.
"Good Cheer Stories Every Child Should Know" by Various
Jim was sent down for another load while Pike clambered up to his watch-tower and took a long look with his glass.
"Sunset Pass" by Charles King
She arrived there at four o'clock in the afternoon, to see a little face pressed up close to the pane of glass, and eager eyes watching for her.
"Sue, A Little Heroine" by L. T. Meade
She was watching me in the glass, too.
"Torchy and Vee" by Sewell Ford
He had been watching me through the water-glass, and saw what had scared me.
"A Jolly Fellowship" by Frank R. Stockton
They watched curiously as he drew from his coat a large glass bottle, tightly sealed.
"The Black Star Passes" by John W Campbell
Now they placed the glass case upon the ledge on a rock, and one of them always remained by it watching.
"Favorite Fairy Tales" by Logan Marshall
Collect the skins, place on a watch glass and dry in the water oven for 1/2 hour.
"Human Foods and Their Nutritive Value" by Harry Snyder
In the meantime Alec had been watching him through his glass, until there fell upon his ears the shouts of the Indians.
"Three Boys in the Wild North Land" by Egerton Ryerson Young
You see this is one of the best class of watches, and you open the glass by pressing your nail in there.
"Burr Junior" by G. Manville Fenn
Brace used his glass and watched the town, making comments to me from time to time.
"Gil the Gunner" by George Manville Fenn
Take the little glass and watch the birds till evening, and then you can fish.
"The Lost Middy" by George Manville Fenn
The three boys followed, Dick carrying a glass; and poor Coffee wistfully watched their departure.
"Off to the Wilds" by George Manville Fenn
Who ever brings you a watch or a glass that you have handled a second time?
"Newton Forster" by Captain Frederick Marryat
Two men, and Marmaduke, kept watch constantly with the glass, shorewards and seawards.
"Agatha's Husband A Novel" by Dinah Maria Craik (AKA: Dinah Maria Mulock)
By watching the birds through my glass as they came to the young, I could generally tell what kind of game was afoot for their following.
"Wood Folk at School" by William J. Long
It made me hunt him up with my glasses, while I was watching the enemy.
"The History of the American Expedition Fighting the Bolsheviki" by Joel R. Moore
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In poetry:

"And when, at last, she falls asleep,
My book becomes to me
A magic glass: my watch I keep,
But all the world I see.
"The Wishing Bridge" by John Greenleaf Whittier
For she was proud of her father's ships,
As she watched them gayly pass;
And pride looked out of her eyes and lips
When she saw herself in the glass.
"The Proud Lady" by Henry Van Dyke
Out in the park two birds were mating,
Building together their tiny nest;
Keenly the captive watched them, waiting,
Pressing the glass with its throbbing breast.
"The Captive" by John Lawson Stoddard
The trumpet's voice, loud and authoritative,
Draws me a moment to the lighted glass
To watch the dancers - all under twenty-five -
Solemnly on the beat of happiness.
"Reasons For Attendance" by Philip Larkin
For fifteen men in jungle green
Rose from the kunai grass
And came towards the plane. My men
In silence watched them pass;
It seemed they looked upon themselves
In Times's prophetic glass.
"Men In Green" by David Campbell
The red-faced neighbors townward go;
The air is in a furnace glow.
I watch them scorching as they pass,
Like flies beneath a burning glass -
Each clutching at the red-hot hour
For coin; their folly turns me sour.
"Omarism" by Victor James Daley

In news:

Ashley Sarmanto, 17, of Redding, Calif, gets some glasses to watch the solar eclipse Wednesday, May 15, 2012, from Whiskeytown National Recreation Area volunteer Dolores Fremter at the park's visitors center in California.
You won't need glasses to watch 3-D content right on the camcorder 's swivel-out, 3.5-inch touch-panel LCD display.
Watch How to Make an Inverted Wine Glass Centerpiece in the Rachael Ray Video.
In this photo taken Nov 28, 2012, a question from the television show Jeopardy is reflected inside the glasses of Gabriel Harris, 11, as he watches the show at his Greeley, Colo.
CU Buffs' glass- eater André Roberson on preseason watch list.
Comic-Con Freebie Watch: Bags, Snacks, and Gary Oldman's Glasses.
For those of us interested in watching 3-D video but who hate wearing funny-looking glasses — and isn't that most of us.
These futuristic pieces of glass, called "Windows to the World," will be far more than just a way to watch the miles fly by.
Didn't the creative director watch the Little House on the Prairie episode where the big score was a set of "real" glass windows.
We watched through the glass like outsiders window shopping at the asylum.
We recall the tears we shed watching Mommy wave good-bye or hearing the taunts of classmates ridiculing us about a pair of thick glasses or a funny haircut.
Ava Waite watches the Transit of Venus across the face of the sun with special eclipse glasses during a viewing party on Tuesday at the Adelson Educational Campus in Summerlin.
Watch Mike Birbiglia and Ira Glass Answer Joss Whedon.
Watch a Delightful Short That Mike Birbiglia and Ira Glass Made for Their New Movie.
We focus on who "won" or "lost", and the answer probably depends on whether you watch these events through red or blue-shaded glasses.
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In science:

Imagine that the man with the shot-glass watches what he is doing and compensates for an underfilled shot by following it with a shot with more than average filling, so that two successive glasses together scoop similar amount of water.
Correlation effects in sequential energy branching: an exact model of the Fano statistics
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