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Lead glass   /lɛd glæs/   Listen
Lead glass

Glass containing lead oxide; has a high refractive index.

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"Lead glass" Quotes from Famous Books

... so readily reduced, resulting in a metallic black. Uranium produces a canary yellow in soda and potash-lime glasses, which fluoresce, and these glasses may be used in the detection of ultra-violet rays. The color is topaz in lead glass. Both sulphur and carbon are used in the manufacture of pale yellow glasses. Antimony has a weak effect, but in the presence of much lead it is used for making opaque or translucent yellow glasses. Chromium produces a green color, ...
— Artificial Light - Its Influence upon Civilization • M. Luckiesh

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