Re: Terminology question
Submitted by glasshamster on 2:52 pm, Sun. 29-Mar-2015 in reply to Terminology question posted by Egeaux on 11:11 am, Sun. 29-Mar-2015
When the rim of a glass contacts a hard-edged object, it often bruises. A bruise is a scallop-shaped internal fracture radiating from the contact point down into the wall of the glass. It looks opaque when photographed against a black background. Bruises are typically about 1/4" or so wide, but can be larger. If a section subsequently flakes off, the rim is considered chipped.
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