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lime glass

noun

  1. inexpensive glass containing a large proportion of lime, used for making cheap glasses, windowpanes, etc.


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Word History and Origins

Origin of lime glass1

First recorded in 1905–10

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Example Sentences

With lime (calcium oxide) and soda (which yields sodium oxide) we get soda-lime glass (common window glass).

Venetian glass is a soda-lime glass; Bohemian glass is a potash-lime glass.

Finely divided vegetable charcoal added to a soda-lime glass gives a yellow colour.

Nickel with a potash-lead glass gives a violet colour, and a brown colour with a soda-lime glass.

This colourless potash-lime glass has always been known as Bohemian glass.

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