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green glass

glass of low quality, colored green by impurities in the materials from which it is made.
Origin of green glass
First recorded in 1650-60 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • For example, if a green glass is placed over one eye and a red glass over the other, the colors are not mixed by the visual sense.

    Visual Illusions Matthew Luckiesh
  • Lenny—this piece of green glass—the thing's shaped like the letter Q.

    The Foreign Hand Tie Gordon Randall Garrett
  • We could not see the red lines through the green glass nor the green lines through the red glass.

    The Photoplay Hugo Mnsterberg
  • You must buy a bicycle-lamp down in the town and a piece of green glass.

    Spies of the Kaiser William Le Queux
  • In hot summer sunshine it is as well to cover the green glass with a sheet of tissue paper or fine-ground glass.

  • For example, if a green glass is desired, yellowish green chromium glass may be used as a basis.

    Artificial Light M. Luckiesh
  • White is to be preferred whenever possible, owing to the great absorption of light by the use of red or green glass screens.

  • At night he was wide awake, winking and blinking at the lamp, and watching me through his window of green glass.

    Wild Life Near Home Dallas Lore Sharp
  • Edward was sunk in his chair; there were in the room two candles, hidden by green glass shades.

    The Good Soldier Ford Madox Ford
  • The rose in the green glass bottle on her father's table filled the little room with fragrance.

    The Cinder Pond Carroll Watson Rankin
British Dictionary definitions for green glass

green glass

glass in its natural colour, usually greenish as a result of metallic substances in the raw materials
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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