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ground glass

n.
1. Glass that has been ground or etched to create a roughened nontransparent surface.
2. Glass that has been ground into fine particles, as for use as an abrasive.
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ground glass

n
1. (General Engineering) glass that has a rough surface produced by grinding, used for diffusing light
2. (Tools) glass in the form of fine particles produced by grinding, used as an abrasive
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ground′ glass′


n.
1. glass that has had its polished surface removed by fine grinding and that is used to diffuse light.
2. glass that has been ground into fine particles, esp. for use as an abrasive.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.ground glass - glass that diffuses light due to a rough surface produced by abrasion or etching
glass - a brittle transparent solid with irregular atomic structure
2.ground glass - particulate glass made by grinding and used as an abrasive
glass - a brittle transparent solid with irregular atomic structure
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We mean, of course, the astral lamp proper - the lamp of Argand, with its original plain ground-glass shade, and its tempered and uniform moonlight rays.
The room was lighted by imprisoned rays of sunshine held between the ceiling proper and what appeared to be a ground-glass false ceiling a few inches below.
A faint light glimmered through a ground-glass pane over the door; and was dimly reflected by the toilet mirror, in its usual place against the window.
They consisted of sitting, detached and invisible, behind a ground-glass screen, and entering details of loans in a fat book.
Ruth, as has been stated, sat during her hours of work behind a ground-glass screen, unseen and unseeing.
It was illuminated by lamps with ground-glass shades which gave only a feeble light, as if out of consideration for the envoy's weak sight.
A winding stone stair, well carpeted and railed at first but growing shabbier with every landing, brought them past innumerable doors until, at last, just under the ground-glass roofing, the names of Smith and Hanbury were to be seen painted in large white letters across a panel, with a laconic invitation to push beneath it.
But in the broad daylight of the bathroom, which had a ground-glass window but no blind, I saw at once the serious nature of his wound and of its effect upon the man.
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