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Dec 11, 2013
This week's theme
Words coined from body parts

This week's words
inoculate
palpable
cullet
skint
pratfall

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cullet

PRONUNCIATION:
(KUHL-it)

MEANING:
noun: Scrap glass suitable for remelting.

ETYMOLOGY:
From French collet, diminutive of col (neck), from Latin collum (neck), apparently referring to a bottle's neck. Earliest documented use: 1817.

USAGE:
"The resulting cullet is purchased by Owens Corning and remanufactured into fiberglass used in home insulation."
Melissa Treolo; New Metro-Wide Glass Recycling Venture Finds Success; Basehor Sentinel (Kansas); Mar 11, 2010.

See more usage examples of cullet in Vocabulary.com's dictionary.

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