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green glass

  1. glass of low quality, colored green by impurities in the materials from which it is made.
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Origin of green glass

First recorded in 1650–60
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Examples from the Web for green glass

Historical Examples

  • There is no board-fence,And never a Goblin with green-glass eyes!

    The Wit and Humor of America, Volume IX (of X)


  • I therefore wrought with chloride of lead, using a green-glass tube, formed as in fig. 72.

  • Which, he had retorted, was a relief from eating turtle steak off green-glass dinner plates.

    The Gorgeous Girl

    Nalbro Bartley

  • Some offered me oranges, some bananas, some milk in a green-glass bottle, and one of them wished me to buy a monkey.

British Dictionary definitions for green glass

green glass

  1. glass in its natural colour, usually greenish as a result of metallic substances in the raw materials
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