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sheet glass

glass in sheet form produced by drawing or by the cylinder glass process.
Origin of sheet glass
First recorded in 1795-1805 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • The gathering for sheet glass is done much as was that for the smaller pieces.

    The Story of Glass Sara Ware Bassett
  • American sheet glass is made in two thicknesses—single and double strength—and in four qualities.

    Convenient Houses

    Louis Henry Gibson
  • Such lenses may generally be made out of bits of good plate or sheet glass, and are of constant use in the physical laboratory.

    On Laboratory Arts Richard Threlfall
  • The sheet glass which is obscured by a system of wrinkles on its surface is, however, sometimes known as "maze-glass."

    Mazes and Labyrinths W. H. Matthews
  • Differently arranged furnaces are used for bottles from those employed for crown and sheet glass.

  • With these words he held out a small bit of sheet glass about two inches square.

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