Flint glass

Definition of Flint glass

Flint´ glass`
1.(Chem.) A soft, heavy, brilliant glass, consisting essentially of a silicate of lead and potassium. It is used for tableware, and for optical instruments, as prisms, its density giving a high degree of dispersive power; - so called, because formerly the silica was obtained from pulverized flints. Called also crystal glass. Cf. Glass.

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optical flint, optical glass
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