- glass of low quality, colored green by impurities in the materials from which it is made.
Origin of green glass
First recorded in 1650–60
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Examples from the Web for green glass
There is no board-fence,And never a Goblin with green-glass eyes!
I therefore wrought with chloride of lead, using a green-glass tube, formed as in fig. 72.Experimental Researches in Electricity, Volume 1
Which, he had retorted, was a relief from eating turtle steak off green-glass dinner plates.The Gorgeous Girl
Some offered me oranges, some bananas, some milk in a green-glass bottle, and one of them wished me to buy a monkey.The Complete Works of Josh Billings
Henry W. Shaw
- glass in its natural colour, usually greenish as a result of metallic substances in the raw materials
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