Etymology
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Kristallnacht (n.)

in reference to the pogrom of Nov. 9-10, 1938, in Germany and Austria; from German, literally "crystal night;" often translated as "Night of Broken Glass." See crystal (n.) + night (n.).

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peep-show (n.)

"small show consisting of pictures viewed through a hole fitted with a magnifying glass," 1813, originally an entertainment for children (not typically salacious until c. 1914), from peep (v.1) + show (n.).

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harmonica (n.)

1762, coined by Ben Franklin as the name for a glass harmonica, from Latin fem. of harmonicus (see harmonic); modern sense of "reeded mouth organ" is 1873, American English, earlier harmonicon (1825).

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diamante (adj.)

"powdered glass or crystal," by 1904, from French diamanté, past participle of diamanter "to set with diamonds," from Old French diamant (see diamond). Diamante also was a Middle English form of diamond.

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spritz (v.)

1917, from Yiddish or directly from German spritzen "to squirt," from Middle High German sprützen "to squirt, sprout," from Proto-Germanic *sprut- (see sprout (v.)). Spritzer "glass of wine mixed with carbonated water" is from 1961.

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stopper (n.)

late 15c., "one who obstructs," agent noun from stop (v.). From 1590s as "something that obstructs;" specific sense "glass plug for a bottle neck" is from 1660s. As a verb from 1670s. Related: Stoppered.

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punty (n.)

"iron rod used in manipulating hot glass," 1660s, ponte, from French pontil, a diminutive form from Latin punctum "a point" (from nasalized form of PIE root *peuk- "to prick"). Also ponty, and sometimes in English in the French form.

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hothouse (n.)

mid-15c., "bath house," from hot + house (n.). In 17c. a euphemism for "brothel;" the meaning "glass-roofed structure for raising tender plants or protecting exotics" is from 1749. Figurative use of this sense by 1802.

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mooreeffoc (n.)

"coffee-room, viewed from the inside through a glass door, as it was seen by Dickens on a dark London day; ... used by Chesterton to denote the queerness of things that have become trite, when they are seen suddenly from a new angle." [J.R.R. Tolkien, "On Fairy Stories"]

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sunglasses (n.)

glasses with darkened lenses to protect one's eyes while observing the sun, also sun-glasses, 1878, from sun (n.) + glasses. In popular (non-astronomy) use from 1916. Earlier sunglass (1804) meant a burning glass.

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