colored glass

colored glass

Originated over 2000 years ago when pieces of colored glass were embedded in heavy matrices of stone or plaster.
See also: Glass
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Over the arches let there be an entire hedge of some four foot high, framed also upon carpenter's work; and upon the upper hedge, over every arch, a little turret, with a belly, enough to receive a cage of birds: and over every space between the arches some other little figure, with broad plates of round colored glass gilt, for the sun to play upon.
As for the other kind of fountain, which we may call a bathing pool, it may admit much curiosity and beauty; wherewith we will not trouble ourselves: as, that the bottom be finely paved, and with images; the sides likewise; and withal embellished with colored glass, and such things of lustre; encompassed also with fine rails of low statuas.
Besides this there was a twinkle of tapers and here and there a glow of colored glass. Newman seated himself; the praying women kept still, with their backs turned.
Well that Ahab's quadrant was furnished with colored glasses, through which to take sight of that solar fire.
The bricks were interspersed with colored glass. It was stunning but very hard and very expensive to heat during the northern Illinois winters it endured.
Put colored glass at the bottom of the glass cylinder vase.
At present, the glass manufacturing plant only produces clear and bronze colors, but with the additional lines, the plant's capacity will be expanded enabling it to produce more colored glass.
On top of that, they arrange colored glass, bits of glass reeds that look like rainbow-colored angel hair pasta, or ground colored glass - called frits - to create a scene, design, abstract or specific pattern.
"Colored glass is genius," said Andrew Corrie, founder of Canvas Home, which operates a wholesale business as well as a retail store in Manhattan.
But closer inspection with a scanning electron microscope revealed that the presumed amethyst is colored glass (an exotic material at the time), say biophysicist Sebastian Warmlander of Stockholm University and his colleagues.
In the past, colored glass was generally produced by incorporating the colorants into the molten glass during manufacture.