Ground glass
ground ground, imp. & p. p. of {Grind}. [1913 Webster] {ground cock}, a cock, the plug of which is ground into its seat, as distinguished from a compression cock. --Knight.{Ground glass}, glass the transparency of which has been destroyed by having its surface roughened by grinding. -- {Ground joint}, a close joint made by grinding together two pieces, as of metal with emery and oil, or of glass with fine sand and water. [1913 Webster]

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  • ground-glass — ˈ ̷ ̷| ̷ ̷ adjective Etymology: ground glass : relating to or characterized by ground glass: as a. : having a surface polished b. : having a surface ground or etched to a semitransparency c. : having a surface ground to fit …   Useful english dictionary

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