Full record for glassite n.

Definition a synthetic material resembling glass
OED requirements antedating 1931
Earliest cite Edmond Hamilton. "Sargasso of Space"
Comment Fred Galvin submitted a 1948 cite from Murray Leinster's "Space-Can".
Fred Galvin submitted a cite from a 1959 reprint of Leigh Brackett's 1944 "Terror Out of Space".
Fred Galvin submitted a 1949 cite from Arthur C. Clarke's "The Lion of Comarre".
Mike Christie submitted a 1946 cite from Eric Frank Russell's "Metamorphosite".
Fred Galvin submitted a 1934 cite from Frank K. Kelly's "Famine on Mars".
Fred Galvin submitted a 1936 cite from Arthur Leo Zagat's "The Lanson Screen".
Fred Galvin submitted a 1936 cite from Gabriel Wilson's "Earth-Venus 12".
Fred Galvin submitted a 1946 cite from Thornecliffe Herrick's "Coffin Cargo".
Fred Galvin submitted a 1946 cite from Ray Bradbury's "Rocket Summer".
Fred Galvin submitted a 1956 cite from Milton Lesser's "Meet Miss Solar System".
Fred Galvin submitted a cite from a 1975 reprint of the 1933 story "Into the Meteorite Orbit" by Frank K. Kelly
Fred Galvin submitted a 1931 cite from Edmond Hamilton's "Sargasso of Space"

Fred Galvin submitted a cite from a Project Gutenberg etext of of "Brigands of the Moon", by Ray Cummings. We would like to verify this in the original publication (Astounding Stories of Super-Science, March 1930).

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Citations for glassite n.

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1934 F. K. Kelly Famine on Mars in Astounding Stories Sept. 72/1 I was hemmed in on all sides by panels of glassite so perfectly transparent from within as to give the impression that there was nothing, nothing at all, between me and the aching emptiness of the void; through the thick walls of the runway the stars quivered like a million small bright fires, and the sky loomed around and above and below me as an endless pall of heavy black smoke.
1936 A. L. Zagat Lanson Screen in Thrilling Wonder Stories Dec. 50/2 He crossed the room slowly, and looked out through the glassite-covered aperture in the south wall.
1946 Astounding Sci. Fiction Dec. 24/1 A weapon of some sort. Pointing it toward the window, he pressed the stud set in its butt. There was a sharp, hard crack, but no recoil. A perfect disk of glassite vanished from the center of the window.
1946 Astounding Sci. Fiction Dec. 24/1 A weapon of some sort. Pointing it toward the window, he pressed the stud set in its butt. There was a sharp, hard crack, but no recoil. A perfect disk of glassite vanished from the center of the window.
1946 Astounding Sci. Fiction Dec. 83/1 ‘It's good to be back here again.’ Dave said when he had thrown back his glassite helmet.
1946 ‘T. Herrick’ Coffin Cargo in Planet Comics Nov. 32/2 But his still, white face in the glassite mask, had played havoc with nerves already raw.
1958 R. Cummings Brigands of Moon 15 The dome-roof, with the glassite windows rolled back now, rose in a mound-peak to cover this highest middle portion of the vessel.
1988 I. McDonald Desolation Road (2001) xxi. 112 Time slowed in a jungle of scales and arpeggios: there was no time, the stars froze in their arcing paths, tracing slow silver snail tracks across the glassite cap-dome.