Waterford glass

noun fine, clear, colourless flint glassware first manufactured in Waterford in Ireland in the 18th and 19th centuries.

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  • Waterford glass — fine cut or gilded glass made in Waterford, Ireland, having a slight blue cast due to the presence of cobalt. [1935 40] * * * Heavy cut glassware, produced in Waterford, Ire. , from the 1720s to the present, characterized by thick walls, deeply… …   Universalium

  • Waterford glass — n. a clear colourless flint glass. Etymology: Waterford in Ireland …   Useful english dictionary

  • Waterford Crystal — is a trademark brand of crystal glassware produced in Waterford, Ireland, and in recent years (largely as sub brands) in other locations, by the company Waterford Wedgwood plc., previously trading as Waterford Glass Ltd.HistoryA crystal business… …   Wikipedia

  • glass — glassless, adj. glasslike, adj. /glas, glahs/, n. 1. a hard, brittle, noncrystalline, more or less transparent substance produced by fusion, usually consisting of mutually dissolved silica and silicates that also contain soda and lime, as in the… …   Universalium

  • Glass — /glas, glahs/, n. 1. Carter, 1858 1946, U.S. statesman. 2. Philip, born 1937, U.S. composer. * * * I Solid material, typically a mix of inorganic compounds, usually transparent or translucent, hard, brittle, and impervious to the natural elements …   Universalium

  • Waterford — /waw teuhr feuhrd, wot euhr /, n. 1. a county in Munster province, in the S Republic of Ireland. 50,190; 710 sq. mi. (1840 sq. km). 2. its county seat: a seaport. 38,457. 3. a town in SE Connecticut. 17,843. * * * ▪ Connecticut, United States… …   Universalium

  • Waterford Wedgwood — is a public company, the holding entity for a group of companies headquartered in Ireland, specialised in the manufacture of high quality china, porcelain and glass. The group is dominated by Tony O Reilly and his immediate family, and the family …   Wikipedia

  • Waterford — This article is about the oldest city in Ireland. For other uses, see Waterford (disambiguation). Waterford Port Láirge From top, left to right: Waterford Marina, Holy Trinity Cathedral, Reginald s Tower, a piece of Waterford Cry …   Wikipedia

  • Glass — This article is about the material. For other uses, see Glass (disambiguation). Moldavite, a natural glass formed by meteorite impact, from Besednice, Bohemia …   Wikipedia

  • Waterford crystal — Wa|ter|ford crys|tal trademark a type of valuable glass, made into such things as wine glasses and ↑vases, that is made from ↑crystal (=a high quality type of glass) in Waterford in Ireland …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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