Glass vs Vitrinite - What's the difference?

glass | vitrinite |

As a proper noun glass

is .

As a noun vitrinite is

one of the primary components of coals and most sedimentary kerogens, with a shiny appearance resembling glass.



(wikipedia glass)


  • (lb) An amorphous solid, often transparent substance made by melting sand with a mixture of soda, potash and lime.
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  • *{{quote-magazine, year=2013, month=September-October, author=(Henry Petroski)
  • , magazine=(American Scientist), title= The Evolution of Eyeglasses , passage=The ability of a segment of a glass' sphere to magnify whatever is placed before it was known around the year 1000, when the spherical segment was called a reading stone, essentially what today we might term a frameless magnifying glass or plain ' glass paperweight.}}
  • A vessel from which one drinks, especially one made of glass, plastic, or similar translucent or semi-translucent material.
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  • The quantity of liquid contained in such a vessel.
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  • , title=(The Celebrity), chapter=2 , passage=Here was my chance. I took the old man aside, and two or three glasses of Old Crow launched him into reminiscence.}}
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  • *:At half-past nine on this Saturday evening, the parlour of the Salutation Inn, High Holborn, contained most of its customary visitors.In former days every tavern of repute kept such a room for its own select circle, a club, or society, of habitués, who met every evening, for a pipe and a cheerful glass .
  • (lb) Glassware.
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  • A mirror.
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  • A magnifying glass or telescope.
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  • (lb) A barrier made of solid, transparent material.
  • # The backboard.
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  • #(lb) The clear, protective screen surrounding a hockey rink.
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  • A barometer.
  • *(Louis MacNeice) (1907-1963)
  • *:The glass is falling hour by hour.
  • Transparent or translucent.
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  • (lb) An hourglass.
  • *(William Shakespeare) (c.1564–1616)
  • *:She would not live / The running of one glass .
  • Derived terms

    * carnival glass * cheval glass * eyeglasses * glassblower * glassblowing * glasses * glassformer * glass frog * glasshouse * glass jaw * glassless * glassmaker * glassware * glasswork * glassworker * glassy * isinglass * looking glass * magnifying glass * spyglass


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  • To furnish with glass; to glaze.
  • (Boyle)
  • To enclose with glass.
  • (Shakespeare)
  • To strike (someone), particularly in the face, with a drinking glass with the intent of causing injury.
  • * 1987, John Godber, Bouncers p. 19:
  • JUDD. Any trouble last night?
    LES. Usual. Couple of punks got glassed .
  • * 2002, Geoff Doherty, A Promoter's Tale p. 72:
  • I often mused on what the politicians or authorities would say if they could see for themselves the horrendous consequences of someone who’d been glassed , or viciously assaulted.
  • * 2003, Mark Sturdy, Pulp p. 139:
  • One night he was in this nightclub in Sheffield and he got glassed by this bloke who’d been just let out of prison that day.
  • (label) To bombard an area with such intensity (nuclear bomb, fusion bomb, etc) as to melt the landscape into glass.
  • * 2012 , Halo: First Strike, p. 190:
  • *:“The Covenant don’t ‘miss’ anything when they glass a planet,” the Master Chief replied.
  • To view through an optical instrument such as binoculars.
  • * 2000 , Ben D. Mahaffey, 50 Years of Hunting and Fishing , page 95:
  • Andy took his binoculars and glassed the area below.
  • To smooth or polish (leather, etc.), by rubbing it with a glass burnisher.
  • (archaic, reflexive) To reflect; to mirror.
  • * Motley
  • Happy to glass themselves in such a mirror.
  • * Byron
  • Where the Almighty's form glasses itself in tempests.




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  • One of the primary components of coals and most sedimentary kerogens, with a shiny appearance resembling glass.
  • Hypernyms

    * maceral