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lead glass

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noun
  1. glass containing lead oxide.

Origin of lead glass

First recorded in 1855–60
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Examples from the Web for lead glass

Historical Examples

  • As a rule, soda-glass will need more annealing than lead-glass.

    A Handbook of Laboratory Glass-Blowing

    Bernard D. Bolas

  • Lower bowl fragment of lead-glass Romer ornamented with gadrooning or pillar molding.

  • Lead-glass articles tend to be rather more stable than similar articles of soda-glass.

  • Braun was very decently laid out in a lead-lined box, with a lead-glass window over his face.

    Space Platform

    Murray Leinster


British Dictionary definitions for lead glass

lead glass

noun
  1. glass that contains lead oxide as a flux
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