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I am an unit of measure,
and a barrier that protects the watchers and bounces the ball.
Many wear me day but not night,
while as a verb, I am either constructive, violent or incredibly destructive.
Still, I come from much shattered stone,
but sometimes also warn of storms.
I am quite sure you will see right through me.

What am I?

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  • $\begingroup$ You need to pace yourself. Put some time between posting riddles. :P $\endgroup$
    – mbomb007
    May 3, 2016 at 22:01
  • $\begingroup$ Also, it's spelled "measure". $\endgroup$
    – mbomb007
    May 3, 2016 at 22:02
  • $\begingroup$ @mbomb007. Correct. I'll fix that. (Frenchman here, so some of those pass me by) $\endgroup$
    – Seraviel
    May 3, 2016 at 22:03

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Glass ?

I am an unit of measure,

A glass, or a cup

and a barrier that protects the watchers and bounces the ball.

A glass screen

Many wear me day but not night,

Glasses

while as a verb, I am either constructive, violent or incredibly destructive.

To glass = strike with a glass or a bottle

Still, I come from much shattered stone, but sometimes also warn of storms.

Glass is made from sand

I am quite sure you will see right through me.

Glass is transparent

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  • $\begingroup$ You got it. Care to add what's missing? $\endgroup$
    – Seraviel
    May 3, 2016 at 22:46
  • $\begingroup$ Maybe this? $\endgroup$
    – Reti43
    May 3, 2016 at 22:48
  • $\begingroup$ Yup. #1, 3 & 4 on that page. $\endgroup$
    – Seraviel
    May 4, 2016 at 1:00
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The answer is:

Light

Reasoning:

I am an unit of measure,

If something doesn't weigh much, it is "light"

and a barrier that protects the watchers and bounces the ball.

Light is between you what you are watching with your eyes

Many wear me day but not night,

Light is absent during the night, but on us during day

while as a verb, I am either constructive, violent or incredibly destructive.

Light a fire

Still, I come from much shattered stone,

Flint can create sparks

but sometimes also warn of storms.

Lightning

I am quite sure you will see right through me.

Because light is immaterial

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  • $\begingroup$ I think unit of measure probably refers more to the sciency stuff (Physics). I thought your answer too, but couldn't get the 4th line to fit. Nice one :) $\endgroup$
    – Shuri2060
    May 3, 2016 at 22:06
  • $\begingroup$ Yeah, I also thought that same thing. Regarding the first line, I would have gone with this. $\endgroup$
    – Reti43
    May 3, 2016 at 22:15

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