Flint glass



  • A soft, heavy, brilliant glass, consisting essentially of asilicate of lead and potassium. It is used for tableware, and foroptical instruments, as prisms, its density giving a high degree ofdispersive power; -- so called, because formerly the silica wasobtained from pulverized flints. Called also crystal glass. Cf.Glass.


 

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