ground glass

noun

Definition of ground glass 

: glass with a light-diffusing surface produced by etching or abrading

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In many of his Florida photos, Butcher uses a large-format view camera, in which the lens forms an inverted image on a ground glass screen directly at the plane of the film. Tamara Lush, Sun-Sentinel.com, "Everglades photographer Clyde Butcher explores surrealist artist Dali's roots," 18 June 2018 In many of his Florida photos, Butcher uses a large-format view camera, in which the lens forms an inverted image on a ground glass screen directly at the plane of the film. Tamara Lush, OrlandoSentinel.com, "Florida photographer explores surrealist artist Salvador Dali's roots," 18 June 2018 The students have found ground glass in some of the donated food and poison in water bottles. Kyra Gurney, miamiherald, "Nicaragua university students under attack as they lead political uprising against Ortega," 8 June 2018 The image that glows on the ground glass is captured forever in silver. Adapted from The Last of the Hill Farms: Echoes of Vermont’s Past. Richard Brown, Smithsonian, "This Photographer Spent 46 Years Documenting the Vanishing World of Vermont’s Remote Northeast Kingdom," 10 May 2018 This allows the paint, a type of ground glass, to melt into the surface. Sarah Bonnette, NOLA.com, "Lacombe artist uses porcelain as her canvas, 'layering' creativity along the way," 21 Oct. 2017

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1848, in the meaning defined above

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