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 Glasgow Magistrate (A).Glass Breaker (A). 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Glass
 
is from the Celtic glas (bluishgreen), the colour produced by the woad employed by the ancient Britons in dyeing their bodies. Pliny calls it glastrum, and Cæsar vitrum.   1
 


 Glasgow Magistrate (A).Glass Breaker (A). 

 
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