crown glass


  • WordNet 3.6
    • n crown glass optical glass of low dispersion and low refractive index
    • n crown glass a glass blown into a globe which is later flattened and spun to form a disk
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Crown glass a variety of glass, used for making the finest plate or window glass, and consisting essentially of silicate of soda or potash and lime, with no admixture of lead; the convex half of an achromatic lens is composed of crown glass; -- so called from a crownlike shape given it in the process of blowing.
    • Crown glass See under Glass.
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In literature:

And he used to rent opera-glasses to the Crown Prince, only he turned them around.
"Long Live the King" by Mary Roberts Rinehart
With his field-glass Thurstane discovered what he judged to be another similar structure crowning a distant butte.
"Overland" by John William De Forest
Glass, flint and crown, 242.
"How it Works" by Archibald Williams
But he might get half a crown as a reward, and he was sure of another glass of cider.
"The Adventures of A Brownie" by Miss Mulock
On looking at them through a glass, the summit of the southern one appeared crowned with bushes.
"Wanderings in South America" by Charles Waterton
There is an unusual quantity of plate glass in the panels, and on the centre of the roof is a large imperial crown.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 5, Slice 4" by Various
The strong and lofty walls were covered with glass and gold, and crowned with a roof of the richest and most curious carving.
"Library of the World's Best Literature, Ancient and Modern, Vol. 16" by Various
Here's half-a-crown for you to get a glass.
"The Master of the Ceremonies" by George Manville Fenn
In one gloomy stone chamber the crown jewels are exhibited, in a large glass case.
"Shakespeare's England" by William Winter
The crowning glory of Pittsburg is her monster iron and glass works.
"Peculiarities of American Cities" by Willard Glazier
A few years ago fashion made quite common a style of sailor hat with diminutive crown made in the shape of an hour-glass.
"The Man Who Pleases and the Woman Who Charms" by John A. Cone
At about 1.30 a white cloud was seen on the height, crowned with trees, and visible from afar, on which our field-glasses had been centred.
"The Franco-German War of 1870-71" by Count Helmuth, von Moltke
The Northern Crown, although a strikingly beautiful constellation to the naked eye, offers few attractions to the opera-glass.
"Astronomy with an Opera-glass" by Garrett Putman Serviss
There are a good many flies in this room, and he whose glass is first visited by one of them will win a crown from the other.
"The Barber of Paris" by Charles Paul de Kock
The best crown glass is composed of 60 lbs.
"A Select Collection of Valuable and Curious Arts and Interesting Experiments," by Various Unknown
In 1302 window glass, probably crown-glass, was made at Beza le Foret in the department of the Eure.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 12, Slice 1" by Various
Differently arranged furnaces are used for bottles from those employed for crown and sheet glass.
"British Manufacturing Industries" by L. Arnoux
She left orders that her effigy, "as well done as could be," should be placed "under clear crown glass and none other".
"The Lure of Old London" by Sophie Cole
A sweet dish and a little glass of Chartreuse crowned this extravagance.
"The Surprises of Life" by Georges Clemenceau
A thick wood crowns the low shore which treads away to the eastward, but amid the sand the glass can trace the outlines of the batteries.
"The Civil War in America" by William Howard Russell

In poetry:

Whom the crown of stars doth honor,
Whom the hymns of Seraphs bless,
{To the goodly Soul this glass}
O’er the tent of stars up yonder!}
"Ode To Joy" by Friedrich von Schiller
'Twixt Wadd and friend the glasses run;
A current custom when we've won;
That management they amply bless,
Which had been crown'd with such success.
"A Tour To Scotland" by William Hutton
A farmer built around his crop
A wall, and crowned his labors
By placing glass upon the top
To lacerate his neighbors,
Provided they at any time
Should feel disposed the wall to climb.
"The Ambitious Fox And The Unapproachable Grapes" by Guy Wetmore Carryl
In the shape of a classmate (a wig on his crown,--
His day-book and ledger laid carefully down)
He has welcomed us yearly, a glass in his hand,
And pledged the good health of our brotherly band.
"Our Banker" by Oliver Wendell Holmes
A wisp of light spreads ghostly fingers
Through painted glass to the Cross, and lingers.
"They are sacrificed,
Thou white Christ!
Thy crown of thorns shall drive them forth From the windswept mountains of the North."
"Hakon Jarl's Death" by Adam Gottlob Oehlenschlaeger

In news:

Over the weekend, the competitors met to rise to the challenge 43-year-old Philip Osenton took the crown and a new World Record when he balances 51 wine glasses in his left hand.
BAK-4 glass Made from barium crown.
Complete your corner cupboard with glass casement doors and molded crown.