glass|rope «GLAS ROHP, GLAHS-», noun.
the twisted, glasslike stem of a glass sponge.

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  • Glass-rope — n. (Zo[ o]l.) A remarkable vitreous sponge, of the genus {Hyalonema}, first brought from Japan. It has a long stem, consisting of a bundle of long and large, glassy, siliceous fibers, twisted together. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • glass-rope — Hyalonema Hy a*lo*ne ma, n. [NL., fr. Gr. y alos glass + ? a thread.] (Zo[ o]l.) A genus of hexactinelline sponges, having a long stem composed of very long, slender, transparent, siliceous fibres twisted together like the strands of a color. The …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Glass-sponge — n. (Zo[ o]l.) A siliceous sponge, of the genus {Hyalonema}, and allied genera; so called from their glassy fibers or spicules; called also {vitreous sponge}. See {Glass rope}, and {Euplectella}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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