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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. 2018.
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  • Lenny—this piece of green glass—the thing's shaped like the letter Q.

    The Foreign Hand Tie Gordon Randall Garrett
  • You must buy a bicycle-lamp down in the town and a piece of green glass.

    Spies of the Kaiser William Le Queux
  • The sunlight that came through was green, as if you were in a house made of green glass.

    Dot and the Kangaroo Ethel C. Pedley
  • For example, if a green glass is desired, yellowish green chromium glass may be used as a basis.

    Artificial Light M. Luckiesh
  • It is easy to find specimens of red and green glass suitable for this experiment.

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

    The Cinder Pond Carroll Watson Rankin
  • He tried to hide it in the green glass, but he found it absolutely impossible to do justice to the Rhine wine.

  • Here, in a damp depression among the reeds, had lain the wicker-covered bottle of green glass in which they carried their water.

  • Dominie Kraalboom threw a sharp glance at Johannes, and drank in silence, from his goblet of green glass, the fragrant Rhine wine.

    The Quest Frederik van Eeden
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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