Glass-making sentence example

  • Like many other arts in Venice, that of glass-making appears to have been imported from Moslem countries, and the influence of Oriental design can be traced in much of the Venetian glass.
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  • They support themselves by the rearing of cattle, tillage, glass-making and linen-weaving.
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  • Electrical furnaces have not as yet been employed for ordinary glass-making on a commercial scale, but the electrical plants which have been erected for melting and moulding quartz suggest the possibility of electric heating being employed for the manufacture of glass.
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  • The production of coloured glass for " mosaic " windows has become a separate branch of glass-making.
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  • The great similarity in form, technique and decoration of the earliest known specimens of glass-ware suggests that the craft of glass-making originated from a single centre.
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  • The scarcity of specimens of early glass-ware actually found in Egypt, and the advanced technique of those which have been found, lead to the supposition that glass-making was exotic and not a native industry.
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  • The scene of the discovery of glass is placed by Pliny on the banks of the little river Belus, under the heights of Mount Carmel, where sand suitable for glass-making exists and wood for fuel is abundant.
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  • The district was a glass-making centre in Roman times, and it is probable that the Romans inherited and perfected an indigenous industry of remote antiquity.
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  • The art of glass-making no doubt, like all other art, deteriorated during the decline of the Roman empire, but it is probable that it continued to be practised, though with constantly decreasing skill, not only in Rome but in the provinces.
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  • We have in the work of the monk Theophilus, Diversarum artium schedula, and in the probably earlier work of Eraclius, about the iith century, instructions as to the art of glass-making in general, and also as to the production of coloured and enamelled vessels, which these writers speak of as being practised by the Greeks.
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  • The Saracenic invasion of Syria and Egypt did not destroy the industry of glass-making.
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  • The fall of the republic was accompanied by interruption of trade and decay of manufacture, and in the last years of the 18th and beginning of the 19th century the glass-making of Murano was at a very low ebb.
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  • The fame of Venice in glass-making so completely eclipsed that of other Italian cities that it is difficult to learn much respecting their progress in the art.
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  • Glass-making in Germany during the Roman period seems to have been carried on extensively in the neighbourhood of Cologne.
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  • The history of glass-making in the provinces is almost identical with that of Germany.
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  • The earliest record of glass-making in the Low Countries consists in an account of payments made in 1453-1454 on behalf of Philip the Good of Burgundy to " Gossiun de Vieuglise, Maitre Vorrier de Lille " for a glass fountain and four glass plateaus.
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  • Little is known about the condition of glass-making in Spain between the Roman period and the 13th century.
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  • In the 13th century the craft of glass-making was practised by the Moors in Almeria, and was probably a survival from Roman times.
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  • There were glass-making districts both in Normandy and in Poitou.
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  • France assimilated the craft of glass-making, and her craftsmen acquired a wide reputation.
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  • The records of glass-making in England are exceedingly meagre.
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  • A greater and more lasting influence on English glass-making came from France and the Low Countries.
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  • From this period began the records in England of the great glass-making families of Hennezel, de Thietry, du Thisac and du Houx from Lorraine, and of de Bongar and de Cacqueray from Normandy.
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  • In 1615 all patents for glass-making were revoked and a new patent issued for making glass with coal as fuel, in the names of Mansel, Zouch, Thelwall, Kellaway and Percival.
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  • The use of oxide of lead in glass-making was no new thing; it had been used, mainly as a flux, both by Romans and Venetians.
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  • The 18th century saw a great development in all branches of glass-making.
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  • It is the development of this craft in connexion with the perfecting of flint-glass that makes the 18th century the most important period in the history of English glass-making.
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  • The principal industries are malting, carriage-building, wool-spinning and glass-making.
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  • Its chief uses are in glass-making to promote fluidity, in metallurgy to oxidize impurities, as a constituent of gunpowder and in pyrotechny; it is also used in the manufacture of nitric acid.
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  • The older shipyards have been considerably extended, and shipbuilding is actively carried on, especially by the Orlando yard which builds large ships for the Italian navy, while new industries - namely, glass-making and copper and brass-founding, electric power works, a cement factory, porcelain factories, flour-mills, oil-mills, a cotton yarn spinning factory, electric plant works, a ship-breaking yard, a motorboat yard, &c. - have been established.
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  • It is also used for glazing pottery, in glass-making and the glazing of linen.
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  • Granite is quarried and silicious sand, employed in glass-making is found.
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  • Of the old trade of glass-making, which began in 1682, scarcely a trace survives.
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  • It is from Benjamin that we know that the Jews of Palestine and other parts of the East were noted for the arts of dyeing and glass-making.
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  • Alan K. went to Venice, Italy and learned about Murano glass-making at a factory that has made Murano glass for over a century.
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  • While on this island, visit the Museo Vetrario di Murano(a glass museum) to view a variety of Murano glass (past and present) and to learn about some of the glass-making techniques.
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