Origin of quartz glass
First recorded in 1900–05
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Examples from the Web for quartz glass
Out the quartz-glass windows, the great door seemed to descend.
Out the quartz-glass ports he could see ahead, out the end of the cage through the monstrous doorway to the desert beyond.
- a colourless glass composed of almost pure silica, resistant to very high temperatures and transparent to near-ultraviolet radiationAlso called: silica glass, nitreous silica Sometimes shortened to: quartz
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