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Glass vs. Metal

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Glass

Glass is a non-crystalline, often transparent amorphous solid, that has widespread practical, technological, and decorative use in, for example, window panes, tableware, and optics. Glass is most often formed by rapid cooling (quenching) of the molten form; some glasses such as volcanic glass are naturally occurring.
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Metal

A metal (from Greek μέταλλον métallon, "mine, quarry, metal") is a material that, when freshly prepared, polished, or fractured, shows a lustrous appearance, and conducts electricity and heat relatively well. Metals are typically malleable (they can be hammered into thin sheets) or ductile (can be drawn into wires).
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Glass

A hard, brittle substance, typically transparent or translucent, made by fusing sand with soda and lime and cooling rapidly. It is used to make windows, drinking containers, and other articles
The screen is made from glass
A glass door
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Metal

A solid material which is typically hard, shiny, malleable, fusible, and ductile, with good electrical and thermal conductivity (e.g. iron, gold, silver, and aluminium, and alloys such as steel)
Being a metal, aluminium readily conducts heat
An adjustable pole made of metal
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Glass

A drinking container made from glass
A beer glass
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Metal

Broken stone for use in making roads
The work also involves dealing with rock aggregates for potential use as suitable road metal
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Glass

A lens, or an optical instrument containing a lens or lenses, in particular a monocle or a magnifying lens.
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Metal

Molten glass before it is blown or cast.
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Glass

A mirror
She couldn't wait to put the dress on and look in the glass
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Metal

Heavy metal or similar rock music
Crunching power-trio metal
Industrial music is also a blend of metal and techno
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Glass

Cover or enclose with glass
The inn has a long gallery, now glassed in
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Metal

Made from or coated with metal
A range of metalled key rings
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Glass

(especially in hunting) scan (one's surroundings) with binoculars
The first day was spent glassing the rolling hills
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Metal

Make or mend (a road) with road metal
The road was metalled and tolls charged for the upkeep
Follow the metalled road for about 200 yards
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Glass

Hit (someone) in the face with a beer glass
He glassed the landlord because he'd been chatting to Jo
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Metal

Any of a category of electropositive elements that usually have a shiny surface, are generally good conductors of heat and electricity, and can be melted or fused, hammered into thin sheets, or drawn into wires. Typical metals form salts with nonmetals, basic oxides with oxygen, and alloys with one another.
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Glass

Reflect as if in a mirror
The opposite slopes glassed themselves in the deep dark water
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Metal

An alloy of two or more metallic elements.
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Glass

Any of a large class of materials with highly variable mechanical and optical properties that solidify from the molten state without crystallization, are typically made by silicates fusing with boric oxide, aluminum oxide, or phosphorus pentoxide, are generally hard, brittle, and transparent or translucent, and are considered to be supercooled liquids rather than true solids.
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Metal

An object made of metal.
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Glass

A drinking vessel.
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Metal

Basic character; mettle.
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Glass

A mirror.
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Metal

Broken stones used for road surfaces or railroad beds.
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Glass

A barometer.
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Metal

Molten glass, especially when used in glassmaking.
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Glass

A window or windowpane.
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Metal

Molten cast iron.
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Glass

The series of transparent plastic sheets that are secured vertically above the boards in many ice rinks.
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Metal

(Printing) Type made of metal.
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Glass

Glasses A pair of lenses mounted in a light frame, used to correct faulty vision or protect the eyes.
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Metal

(Music) Heavy metal.
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Glass

Often glasses A binocular or field glass.
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Metal

To cover or surface (a roadbed, for example) with broken stones.
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Glass

A device, such as a monocle or spyglass, containing a lens or lenses and used as an aid to vision.
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Metal

(heading) Chemical elements or alloys, and the mines where their ores come from.
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Glass

The quantity contained by a drinking vessel; a glassful.
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Metal

Any of a number of chemical elements in the periodic table that form a metallic bond with other metal atoms; generally shiny, somewhat malleable and hard, often a conductor of heat and electricity.
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Glass

Objects made of glass; glassware.
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Metal

Any material with similar physical properties, such as an alloy.
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Glass

Made or consisting of glass.
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Metal

(astronomy) An element which was not directly created after the Big Bang but instead formed through nuclear reactions; any element other than hydrogen and helium.
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Glass

Fitted with panes of glass; glazed.
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Metal

Crushed rock, stones etc. used to make a road.
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Glass

To enclose or encase with glass.
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Metal

(mining) The ore from which a metal is derived.
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Glass

To put into a glass container.
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Metal

(obsolete) A mine from which ores are taken.
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Glass

To provide with glass or glass parts.
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Metal

(tincture) A light tincture used in a coat of arms, specifically argent (white or silver) and or (gold).
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Glass

To make glassy; glaze.
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Metal

Molten glass that is to be blown or moulded to form objects.
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Glass

To see reflected, as in a mirror.
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Metal

(music) A category of rock music encompassing a number of genres (including thrash metal, death metal, heavy metal, etc.) characterized by strong drum-beats and distorted guitars.
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Glass

To reflect.
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Metal

The substance that constitutes something or someone; matter; hence, character or temper.
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Glass

To scan (a tract of land or forest, for example) with an optical instrument.
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Metal

The effective power or calibre of guns carried by a vessel of war.
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Glass

To become glassy.
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Metal

The rails of a railway.
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Glass

To use an optical instrument, as in looking for game.
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Metal

The actual airline operating a flight, rather than any of the codeshare operators.
We have American Airlines tickets, but it's on British Airways metal.
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Glass

An amorphous solid, often transparent substance, usually made by melting silica sand with various additives (for most purposes, a mixture of soda, potash and lime is added).
The tabletop is made of glass.
A popular myth is that window glass is actually an extremely viscous liquid.
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Metal

(music) Characterized by strong drum-beats and distorted guitars.
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Glass

Any amorphous solid (one without a regular crystal lattice).
Metal glasses, unlike those based on silica, are electrically conductive, which can be either an advantage or a disadvantage, depending on the application.
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Metal

Having the emotional or social characteristics associated with metal music; brash, bold, frank, unyielding, etc.
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Glass

(countable) A vessel from which one drinks, especially one made of glass, plastic, or similar translucent or semi-translucent material.
Fill my glass with milk, please.
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Metal

To make a road using crushed rock, stones etc.
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Glass

(metonymically) The quantity of liquid contained in such a vessel.
There is half a glass of milk in each pound of chocolate we produce.
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Metal

An elementary substance, as sodium, calcium, or copper, whose oxide or hydroxide has basic rather than acid properties, as contrasted with the nonmetals, or metalloids. No sharp line can be drawn between the metals and nonmetals, and certain elements partake of both acid and basic qualities, as chromium, manganese, bismuth, etc.
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Glass

(uncountable) Glassware.
We collected art glass.
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Metal

Ore from which a metal is derived; - so called by miners.
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Glass

A mirror.
She adjusted her lipstick in the glass.
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Metal

A mine from which ores are taken.
Slaves . . . and persons condemned to metals.
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Glass

A magnifying glass or telescope.
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Metal

The substance of which anything is made; material; hence, constitutional disposition; character; temper.
Not till God make men of some other metal than earth.
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Glass

(sport) A barrier made of solid, transparent material.
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Metal

Courage; spirit; mettle. See Mettle.
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Glass

The backboard.
He caught the rebound off the glass.
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Metal

The broken stone used in macadamizing roads and ballasting railroads.
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Glass

(ice hockey) The clear, protective screen surrounding a hockey rink.
He fired the outlet pass off the glass.
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Metal

The effective power or caliber of guns carried by a vessel of war.
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Glass

A barometer.
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Metal

Glass in a state of fusion.
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Glass

Transparent or translucent.
Glass frog;
Glass shrimp;
Glass worm
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Metal

The rails of a railroad.
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Glass

(obsolete) An hourglass.
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Metal

To cover with metal; as, to metal a ship's bottom; to metal a road.
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Glass

Lenses, considered collectively.
Her new camera was incompatible with her old one, so she needed to buy new glass.
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Metal

Any of several chemical elements that are usually shiny solids that conduct heat or electricity and can be formed into sheets etc.
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Glass

A pane of glass; a window (especially of a coach or similar vehicle).
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Metal

A mixture containing two or more metallic elements or metallic and nonmetallic elements usually fused together or dissolving into each other when molten;
Brass is an alloy of zinc and copper
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Glass

(transitive) To fit with glass; to glaze.
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Metal

Cover with metal
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Glass

(transitive) To enclose in glass.
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Metal

Containing or made of or resembling or characteristic of a metal;
A metallic compound
Metallic luster
The strange metallic note of the meadow lark, suggesting the clash of vibrant blades
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Glass

(transitive) fibreglass To fit, cover, fill, or build, with fibreglass-reinforced resin composite (fiberglass).
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Glass

To strike (someone), particularly in the face, with a drinking glass with the intent of causing injury.
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Glass

To bombard an area with such intensity (nuclear bomb, fusion bomb, etc) as to melt the landscape into glass.
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Glass

(transitive) To view through an optical instrument such as binoculars.
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Glass

(transitive) To smooth or polish (leather, etc.), by rubbing it with a glass burnisher.
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Glass

To reflect; to mirror.
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Glass

(transitive) To make glassy.
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Glass

(intransitive) To become glassy.
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Glass

A hard, brittle, translucent, and commonly transparent substance, white or colored, having a conchoidal fracture, and made by fusing together sand or silica with lime, potash, soda, or lead oxide. It is used for window panes and mirrors, for articles of table and culinary use, for lenses, and various articles of ornament.
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Glass

Any substance having a peculiar glassy appearance, and a conchoidal fracture, and usually produced by fusion.
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Glass

Anything made of glass.
She would not liveThe running of one glass.
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Glass

A drinking vessel; a tumbler; a goblet; hence, the contents of such a vessel; especially; spirituous liquors; as, he took a glass at dinner.
Glass coaches are [allowed in English parks from which ordinary hacks are excluded], meaning by this term, which is never used in America, hired carriages that do not go on stands.
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Glass

To reflect, as in a mirror; to mirror; - used reflexively.
Happy to glass themselves in such a mirror.
Where the Almighty's form glasses itself in tempests.
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Glass

To case in glass.
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Glass

To cover or furnish with glass; to glaze.
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Glass

To smooth or polish anything, as leater, by rubbing it with a glass burnisher.
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Glass

A brittle transparent solid with irregular atomic structure
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Glass

A glass container for holding liquids while drinking
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Glass

The quantity a glass will hold
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Glass

A small refracting telescope
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Glass

Amphetamine used in the form of a crystalline hydrochloride; used as a stimulant to the nervous system and as an appetite suppressant
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Glass

A mirror; usually a ladies' dressing mirror
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Glass

Glassware collectively;
She collected old glass
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Glass

Furnish with glass;
Glass the windows
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Glass

Scan (game in the forest) with binoculars
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Glass

Enclose with glass;
Glass in a porch
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Glass

Put in a glass container
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Glass

Become glassy or take on a glass-like appearance;
Her eyes glaze over when she is bored
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