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  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Hand-glass a glass or small glazed frame used to protect plants: a small mirror
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. hand; in all Teut. tongues, perh. rel. to Goth. hinthan, to seize.


In literature:

He handed his glass to the mate, who carefully examined every fragment which appeared above water.
"Sustained honor" by John R. Musick,
A short, stout man stood for a moment with the handle of the door in his hand, and then came in, carefully bearing before him a glass of gin and water.
"At Sunwich Port, Complete" by W.W. Jacobs
Cuttings may be struck in any garden soil under a hand-glass in August, or by layers in April or May.
"Gardening for the Million" by Alfred Pink
Struck dumb by the trusting joy in those profound eyes, the Inca took the empty glass from her trembling hand.
"Tales of the Five Towns" by Arnold Bennett
She flung up her free hand and would have knocked the glass away, but Rufus could be prompt of action when he chose.
"The Tidal Wave and Other Stories" by Ethel May Dell
The finger-glasses had been handed round the table, and the ladies were daintily wiping their hands.
"A Love Episode" by Emile Zola
Instinctively the hands paused, even as they raised the bright and brimming glasses.
"The Mississippi Bubble" by Emerson Hough
Mrs. Yorke, who had not on her glasses, handed the card to Alice.
"Gordon Keith" by Thomas Nelson Page
It's very odd," continued he; "I could take my oath that I've had that glass in my hand a hundred times.
"Poor Jack" by Frederick Marryat
He handed the glasses to Healy.
"Mavericks" by William MacLeod Raine
Every hand swept toward her, holding a glass.
"The Goose Girl" by Harold MacGrath
Then he laid his hand flat on the top of the table, and placed the glass plate loosely on his hand.
"McClure's Magazine, Vol. 6, No. 5, April, 1896" by Various
She came down the shadowy staircase in a white gown, with a salver and a glass in her hand.
"Lewis Rand" by Mary Johnston
Girls walk down cellar backward with a candle in one hand and a looking-glass in the other, expecting to see a face in the glass.
"The Book of Hallowe'en" by Ruth Edna Kelley
The hand that held the cocktail glass shook.
"Ten From Infinity" by Paul W. Fairman
The old gentleman was seated in an easy-chair a little way into the room, having the glass-door on his right hand.
"The Romany Rye a sequel to "Lavengro"" by George Borrow
One hand pressed her lace as if to clutch the pulsing and steady it; the other held the glass to her trembling lips.
"The Black Cross" by Olive M. Briggs
Glass was a mild, colourless, middle-aged man, attired in worn hand-me-down garments.
"Desert Conquest" by A. M. Chisholm
I handed the focused glasses to Holaf, pointed at the gates.
"Valley of the Croen" by Lee Tarbell
There he was, the villain, in front of the fire, laughing boisterously, a glass of hot liquor in his hand.
"A Son of Hagar" by Sir Hall Caine

In poetry:

The door that was inside
is now on the outside.
Under the hands of hordes
the glass dies.
"Beumer & Co" by Gerrit Achterberg
Time, leaning on his scythe, forgets
To turn the hour-glass in his hand,
And all life's petty cares and frets,
Its teasing hopes and weak regrets,
Are still as that oblivious sand.
"The Optimist" by James Russell Lowell
The wretched FLAVIA on her couch reclin'd,
Thus breath'd the anguish of a wounded mind ;
A glass revers'd in her right hand she bore,
For now she shun'd the face she sought before.
"Saturday, the Small-Pox" by Mary Wortley Montagu
Yet, O my Soul! resume it, ere the power
Of wasting Sickness brings the fever'd Hour,
That stops th' ill-guided pen in the weak hand,
And shakes from Life's dim glass the ebbing sand!
"Louisa: A Poetical Novel. First Epsitle." by Anna Seward
We are accused of terrorism
if we refused to be effaced
by the hands of the Mogul, Jews and Barbarians
if we throw a stone
at the glass of the the Security Council
after the Ceasar of Ceasars got a hold of it.
"I Am With Terrorism" by Nizar Qabbani
And the fire flames with a bubbling sound for world
Is more spiteful and gay than one supposes–
On the tongue on the eyes on the ears in the palms of your hands–
There is more than glass between the snow and the huge roses.
"Snow" by Louis MacNeice

In news:

When it comes off the glass at the back of the court, he smashes it with an open hand low off the front wall.
As the legend goes, comedian and podcast pioneer Adam Carolla found himself half-a-glass short of red wine one evening, and, needing to fill an empty void with an alcoholic beverage, topped his drink off with a heavy-handed vodka pour.
Individual hand-blown glass eyes are pictured in a medical equipment shop in Munich December 11, 2012.
Shop owner and ocularist Gerhard Greiner produces individual hand glass-blown human eye prostheses for people who have lost an eye or eyes due to a trauma, illness or accident.
A young man trudges doggedly around his village, notebook in hand, fringe flopping over his glasses.
We carry a variety of glass ranging from hand-blown custom made pipes to the world famous ROOR.
SVSU kept winless in GLIAC thanks to Ferris St. Greg Foster can't quite get his hands on the lay-up attempt of Darien Gay, who scores off the glass after making a steal.
An algorithm inspired by Cornell University's universal jamming gripper robot hand, shown here picking up a glass of water, can teach any industrial robot how to pick up unfamiliar, oddly -shaped objects.
This top-shelf stainless steel hardware system including track, trolleys, hardware and end caps are all hand-buffed to a looking glass sheen.
Hands-on with the decade-old predecessor to Google Glasses.
Custom hand-blown glass, specializing in tobacco pipes, goblets, marbles, ornaments and sculptures.
Also available are colorful linens from Provence, hand-blown glass, triple-milled soaps and Limoges porcelain.
If bliss to you is a glass of Syrah in hand and Spot at your feet, the new California-based Dog Lover's Wine Club (operated by Carivintâs Winery) offers the chance to see your pet immortalized on a bottle of wine.
Most importantly, DeAngelis is a strong woman with a gentle hand, and this has been the key to her success in her stained-glass business and in her life.
And in the hands of Robert Willson, hot molten glass.

In science:

On the other hand, this is a logical consequence of the validity of the energy landscape idea, because the energy landscape is different in different glass formers.
Energy landscape - a key concept for the dynamics of glasses and liquids
On the other hand, on approaching the spin-glass phase, an infinitesimally small longitudinal magnetic field hz j, localized at a single site j, will eventually induce a finite magnetization over a long-range of spins.
Density matrix renormalization on random graphs and the quantum spin-glass transition
On the other hand, in structural glasses or supercooled liquids, one is interested in the stationary points of the potential energy landscape.
Random Matrices, the Ulam Problem, Directed Polymers & Growth Models, and Sequence Matching
On the other hand, for an Ising spin-glass, the tree and graph thresholds do coincide.
Reconstruction for models on random graphs
For the three-body system, on the other hand, there exists the spin glass phase for the random-field Ising model even when ρ = 1.
Random-field p-spin glass model on regular random graphs
For the superconductor, on the other hand, there are at least two noncrystalline phases: the superconducting vortex glass phase at low T and the resistive vortex liquid phase at higher T .
Topological Defects in the Random-Field XY Model and Randomly Pinned Vortex Lattices
For the superconductor, on the other hand, there are at least two noncrystalline phases: the superconducting vortex-glass phase at zero and/or low T and the resistive vortex-liquid phase at higher T .
Topological Defects in the Random-Field XY Model and the Pinned Vortex Lattice to Vortex Glass Transition in Type-II Superconductors
On the other hand the order parameter is discontinuous at the transition, as in first order transitions: the modulation of the microscopic density profile in the glass does not appear continuously from the flat profile of the liquid.
Statistical Physics of the Glass Phase
The left-hand figure shows the schematic behaviour of the correlation function found in mean field discontinuous spin glasses and observed in structural glasses.
Statistical Physics of the Glass Phase
The right-hand curve is the prediction of mode-coupling theory without any activated processes: it is a mean field prediction, which is exact for instance in the discontinuous mean-field spin glasses.
Statistical Physics of the Glass Phase
The left-hand curve is the observed relaxation time in a glass.
Statistical Physics of the Glass Phase
On the other hand, it is due to the effect of those gluons that the identification of th e QCD-sphaleron state with the colour glass condensate has emerged [20, 21], while the qualitative “sat uration” features remain unchanged.
Instanton-Induced Processes - An Overview
On the other hand, much has been learned of the dynamics of spin glass models from analytical studies of the spherical SK model (see e.g. ).
Some aspects of infinite range models of spin glasses: theory and numerical simulations
Spin glass simulations are very difficult, since on the one hand the dynamics is very slow, and on the other hand one needs to perform the simulation for many disorder samples.
Some aspects of infinite range models of spin glasses: theory and numerical simulations
Incorporated into the larger framework of the colour glass condensate, the colour dipole formulation provides a bridge between ep scattering on one hand and pp and heavy-ion collisions on the other .
Diffraction and Vector Mesons Working Group Summary