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Offline TxSilver

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Re: Is this Bowl *Alabastro* ??
« Reply #10 on: January 06, 2012, 10:07:14 PM »
It doesn't look satinized to me, but I agree it is one of the "o" words.
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Re: Is this Bowl *Alabastro* ??
« Reply #11 on: January 07, 2012, 12:34:35 AM »
I am really going to have to learn my *O* words here.  I am always confused  :ho: on this matter. :thud:
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Re: Is this Bowl *Alabastro* ??
« Reply #12 on: January 07, 2012, 12:49:08 AM »
I did some online dictionary work on this the other day. There are two "schools" of thought on the words. School 1: According to Oxford & Webster, opaline and opalescent are synonyms. School 2: Some smaller online definition sources have that opalescent means having colorful iridescence. (The trouble here is I found a couple of things that mentioned this for opaline. :help:)

I think I will personally use them as synonyms. If it's good enough for Oxford and Webster, it's good enough for me. I do reserve the use of the "o" words to glass that is milky with an opal appearance. I call the pure white glass lattimo or milk glass. (Or if it is colored, I call it colored lattimo or milk glass.)

I'd like to get a person who understands glass chemistry to comment. Where are our glassmasters when we need them?
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Re: Is this Bowl *Alabastro* ??
« Reply #13 on: January 09, 2012, 11:26:55 PM »
I *think* there is a good descriptor here of opalescent glass (but I'm open to correction  :) )
You need to read down a bit but I didn't want to risk copyright by cutting and pasting.

http://www.patternglass.com/KindOpal/kindOpalHearn.htm

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