the glassy

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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References in classic literature ?
When they came to the great lake they rowed across, and when they reached the three sharp swords they sat on the plough-wheel, and on the glassy mountain they stuck the three needles in.
The sun burned down upon the glassy sea and the white deck till the varnish on the rails cracked and blistered, and the sweat streamed like water from the faces of the labouring seamen.
It was necessary; therefore, to wait until the warmth of the sun should melt the glassy crust of sleet, and give them a foothold in the yielding snow.
That each seemed pendulous in air -- so mirror-like was the glassy water, that it was scarcely possible to say at what point upon the slope of the emerald turf its crystal dominion began.
All the blood sank suddenly out of his face; his hand quaked, and he gazed at the polished surface before him with the glassy stare of a corpse.
The glassy carbon electrodes are fabricated on the SDSU campus.
While crystalline phases in fly ash can be readily assessed using X-ray diffraction, the glassy phases are more difficult to characterize because particles can have variable chemical compositions.
In the firing zone of the kiln (maximum temperature zone), moulten feldspar and silica glass form the glassy phase as a dissolving meld.
The glassy alloy powder used in the NanoSHIELD Coatings are high in hardness and wear resistance, but cost far less than materials such as tungsten carbide cobalt.
In the absence of any dominating time scale in the glassy materials, relaxation time (t) of the same is usually observed to be scaling linearly as a function of lime elapsed since thermal quench {txv): r oc t[lv with // ss 1.
When new cracks evolve in the glassy metal, these networks cluster around the crack tips, blocking them from growing," said Demetriou.
The glassy sugar would keep cellular structures from falling apart.
They begin with the theory and phenomenology of glasses, including the Adam-Gibbs entropic theory, then thoroughly explain two-temperature thermodynamics and solvable models for the glassy state, aging urn models, such as the backgammon model, glassiness in a directed polymer model, including cooling and heating, the potential energy landscape approach, including the thermodynamics of supercooled liquids and many-body glass models, and theories of the glassy state, including the frustration limited domain theory and the random first order transition theory.
It is not a good idea to plant oleanders at this time since there is a good chance that the plants will soon become infected with this bacterial disease, which is carried by the glassy winged sharpshooter, a sucking insect whose wings are folded tentlike on its back.
Despite Robert Storr's brilliant effort to reclaim Gerhard Richter for human emotion in the artist's 2002 MOMA retrospective, the glassy chill of his work reasserted itself in his recent show at Marian Goodman Gallery.