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lead glass

[led] /lɛd/
noun
1.
glass containing lead oxide.
Origin
1855-1860
1855-60
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British Dictionary definitions for lead glass

lead glass

/lɛd/
noun
1.
glass that contains lead oxide as a flux
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flint glass

heavy and durable glass characterized by its brilliance, clarity, and highly refractive quality. Developed by George Ravenscroft (q.v.) in 1675, it ushered in a new style in glassmaking and eventually made England the leading glass producer of the world. Ravenscroft's experimentation was supported by the Worshipful Company of Glass Sellers, a body of English retailers long dissatisfied with the quality of glass from Isola (island) di Murano, Venice

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