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g layz

  • n  any of various thin shiny (savory or sweet) coatings applied to foods
  • n  a glossy finish on a fabric
  • n  a coating for ceramics, metal, etc.
  • v  coat with a glaze
    the potter glazed the dishes
    glaze the bread with eggwhite
  • v  become glassy or take on a glass-like appearance
    Her eyes glaze over when she is bored
  • v  furnish with glass
  • v  coat with something sweet, such as a hard sugar glaze

  • His eyes would glaze, and he would just sit staring.
  • Known today as "under-glaze decoration," his method involves metallic oxide colors which must fuse with a glaze fully to reveal their tones.
  • The dry monotony of the proceedings made many eyes glaze over.
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  • Chris Dodd in Washington Post
    This was the kind of person you don't forget,Dodd said yesterday. "You mention the number dead, 3,000, the 22,000 wounded, and you almost see the eyes glaze over. But you talk about an individual like this, who was doing his job, a hell of...
  • Jamie Hyneman in
    The non-mint type,Hyneman says, "have a glaze on them, and they don't work at all. It only works with the mint ones, because they have a matte finish. That surface serves as these little portals for the gas to escape through."

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