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noun
  1. (obsolete) The spirit; the soul of man.
Then gives her grieved thus to lament. — Spenser
  1. The disembodied soul; the soul or spirit of a deceased person; a spirit appearing after death; an apparition; a specter.
The mighty ghosts of our great Harrys rose. — Shakespeare.
I thought that I had died in sleep/And was a blessed . — Coleridge
  1. Any faint shadowy semblance; an unsubstantial image; a phantom; a glimmering.
not a of a chance
the of an idea
Each separate dying ember wrought its upon the floor. — Poe
  1. A false image formed in a telescope, camera, or other optical device by reflection from the surfaces of one or more lenses.
  2. An unwanted image similar to and overlapping or adjacent to the main one on a television screen, caused by the transmitted image being received both directly and via reflection.
  3. A ghostwriter.
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  1. (uncountable) A solid, transparent substance made by melting sand with a mixture of soda, potash and lime.
The tabletop is made of .
  1. A vessel (especially one made of glass) from which drinks may be drunk.
Fill my with milk please.
  1. The quantity of liquid contained in such a vessel.
Would you like a of milk.
  1. (context, physics, uncountable) Amorphous (non-crystalline) substance.
A popular myth is that window actually is an extremely viscous liquid.
  1. A mirror.
She adjusted her lipstick in the .
  1. (cattag2, Basketball, Colloquial) The backboard.
He got the rebound off of the .
  1. (icehockey) The clear protective screen surrounding a hockey rink.
He fired the outlet pass off the .
verb (glasses, glassing, glassed)
  1. (UK, colloquial) To strike (someone), particularly in the face, with a drinking glass with the intent of causing injury.
adjective (no (compar) or (superl))
  1. (colloquial) Fragile.
He has a ankle.

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