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A pure lustrous kind of glass originally made with flint.
- ‘The ‘Barlow lens’, a modification of this telescope lens, is a negative achromatic combination of flint glass and crown glass.’
- ‘This goblet of about the same period is made of a type of soda glass soon to be outmoded by the new English flint glass.’
- ‘While the decoration of Bakewell, Page and Bakewell's finest glass was indeed highly accomplished, the company experienced some difficulties with their flint glass formula.’
- ‘Blown of colorless flint glass and embellished with cutting and engraving, the Madison decanters are the earliest documented objects from the manufactory.’
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