Glass Glass, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Glassed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Glassing}.] 1. To reflect, as in a mirror; to mirror; -- used reflexively. [1913 Webster]

Happy to glass themselves in such a mirror. --Motley. [1913 Webster]

Where the Almighty's form glasses itself in tempests. --Byron. [1913 Webster]

2. To case in glass. [R.] --Shak. [1913 Webster]

3. To cover or furnish with glass; to glaze. --Boyle. [1913 Webster]

4. To smooth or polish anything, as leater, by rubbing it with a glass burnisher. [1913 Webster]

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