- glass containing lead oxide.
Origin of lead glass
First recorded in 1855–60
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Examples from the Web for lead glass
As a rule, soda-glass will need more annealing than lead-glass.
Lower bowl fragment of lead-glass Romer ornamented with gadrooning or pillar molding.Contributions From the Museum of History and Technology
Ivor Noel Hume
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
- glass that contains lead oxide as a flux
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