"spectacles," 1660s, from plural of glass (n.).
"to raise or throw toward the skies," 1802, from sky (n.). By 1865 in reference to paintings hung near the ceiling in an exhibit. Related: Skyed; skyer; skying.
architectural term referring to under-faces, 1610s, from Italian soffita, fem. of soffitto "ceiling," noun use of adjective meaning "fixed beneath," from Vulgar Latin *suffictus "fastened below," from Latin suffixus (see suffix (n.)).
1871, invented by Lewis Carroll in "Through the Looking-Glass" ("Jabberwocky").
early 15c., "glasslike," from Latin vitreus "of glass, glassy," from vitrum "glass," which perhaps was so called for its color (compare vitrium "woad"). Vitreous humor attested from 1660s.
"glass lenses to help a person's sight," early 15c., from plural of spectacle. Earlier in singular form (late 14c.).
"glass bead used to ornament dress," 1570s, of unknown origin.