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3,783. Don’t tell me the moon is shining; show me the glint of light on broken glass. (Moon & Glass) Anton Chekhov
11,067. The glass helps to unify the picture. (Art & Picture & Glass) Francis Bacon, cited The Art of Francis Bacon
74,860. In 1850 the skills of the Birmingham glass-makers were rewarded with one of the biggest contracts of the century. Nearly a million square feet of glass in just ten weeks for Paxton’s great exhibition building in Hyde Park. As the editor of Punch put it: It was to be a Crystal Palace. Mark Williams, Industrial Revolutions: Coining It
74,861. What is the nature of the transition between a fluid or regular solid and a glassy phase?
The deepest and most interesting unsolved problem in solid state theory is probably the theory of the nature of glass and the glass transition. P W Anderson, Through the Glass Lightly 1995