Firing Glass

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Shot Glass - Name Origin - Firing Glass
... toasts from specially shaped glasses known as cannons or firing glasses, which are slammed on the table making a sound like a gunshot – a firing glass then ... The firing glass is much older than the shot glass, and has a very specific shape with relatively thin sides, and a very thick protruding base ...

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    Vast chain of Being, which from God began,
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    Beast, bird, fish, insect! what no eye can see,
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