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Having a lifeless or dull gaze, typically because one is ill or intoxicated. You're looking pretty glassy-eyed—are you sure you don't have a fever? Last time I saw them, they were at the bar down the street and looking glassy-eyed.

the glassy

Exceptional or excellent. Primarily heard in Australia. This burger's the glassy, mate!
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the (or just the) glassy

the most excellent person or thing. Australian informal
In mid 20th-century surfing slang, a glassy is an extremely smooth wave offering excellent surfing conditions.
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mod. alcohol or drug intoxicated; drugged or suffering from an illness. Mary is looking sort of glassy-eyed, and it’s only midnight.
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I was also shown some blue spinel crystals from Betroka, Madagascar, which are glassier and quite a bit better than most I've seen before.
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Madison, Wisconsin-based Stevens Construction was the general contractor.<br />The partnership envisioned a degree of refinement not typically seen in Minneapolis, said Evan Jacobsen, the Tushie Montgomery Architects associate who led the project's design.<br />The 14-story tower is "glassier than the product we've been seeing over the last couple years here in Minneapolis," said Jacobsen, with "Chicago-style market apartment finishes" such as pendant lighting and penthouse units on the top two floors.
No boxer looking for a world title shot should be knocked down by journeymen like Willie Limond and Michael Gomez - not unless they're driving - and a chin glassier than Cinderella's slipper is Khan's achilles heel.
By comparison, the equally good Dutoit Montreal performance on a Decca digital sounds lighter, less substantial, and, yes, harder and glassier. Go figure.