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Re: Under glass

Posted by Mark Curry on September 06, 2001

In Reply to: Under glass posted by Mark Curry on September 05, 2001

I agree with the comments that this phrase involves some concept of fixity. I also associate the phrase with some concept of something on display. I am interested in the almost morbid or garish association of something (once) alive displayed in all its anatomical glory under/between glass. I know this association is a more specific, marginal, or loaded definition of the term, but is it within the range of definitions ot the phrase?