flint glass

noun

Definition of flint glass

: heavy brilliant glass that contains lead oxide, has a relatively high refractive index, and is used in lenses and prisms

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They are called flint glasses and are my favorites. Joanne Kempinger Demski, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "A major renovation improved 1872 Walker's Point home but kept the Gothic Revival charm," 3 May 2018

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1683, in the meaning defined above

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