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lead crystal


a type of glass containing a high proportion of lead within crystallized quartz, used esp. for decorative items


The composition of lead crystal is 54-65% silicon dioxide (SiO2), 18-38% lead oxide (PbO), 13-15% soda (Na2O) or potash (K2O), and other oxides and it has a high refractive index.

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  • Wide she opened her lattice window and, leaning out, she hearkened to the song of the gay goshawk.

    Stories from the Ballads Mary MacGregor
  • Sometimes I see him clothed in mail, riding beneath my lattice window.

    Second Plays A. A. Milne
  • Then the lady, left alone, closed her lattice window and went up to her own room followed by her maidens.

    Stories from the Ballads Mary MacGregor
  • Once more the moonbeams peeped in at her lattice window, and Janet smiled, put on her fairest gown, and combed her yellow locks.

    Stories from the Ballads Mary MacGregor
  • She opened the lattice window as she spoke, put out her beautiful neck as far as possible, and looked up eagerly to the clouds.

  • Barbara pushed open the lattice window as wide as it would go, and leaned out breathlessly.

  • The lattice window of his room had blown open, and the curtains of his little bed were swinging about in the wind.

  • His room was on the ground floor, and had a lattice window which opened like a door into the back premises.

    The Settler and the Savage R.M. Ballantyne
  • I go but to my lattice window to listen to the birds, for hark!

    Stories from the Ballads Mary MacGregor
  • I came to, to find myself lying in bed, in a little room lit by a lattice window, through which was a view of rolling purple moor.

    Upsidonia Archibald Marshall

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