Bohemian glass
Bohemian Bo*he"mi*an, a. 1. Of or pertaining to Bohemia, or to the language of its ancient inhabitants or their descendants. See {Bohemian}, n., 2. [1913 Webster]

2. Of or pertaining to a social gypsy or ``Bohemian'' (see {Bohemian}, n., 3); vagabond; unconventional; free and easy. [Modern] [1913 Webster]

Hers was a pleasant Bohemian life till she was five and thirty. --Blackw. Mag. [1913 Webster]

Artists have abandoned their Bohemian manners and customs nowadays. --W. Black. [1913 Webster]

{Bohemian chatterer}, or {Bohemian waxwing} (Zo["o]l.), a small bird of Europe and America ({Ampelis garrulus}); the waxwing.

{Bohemian glass}, a variety of hard glass of fine quality, made in Bohemia. It is of variable composition, containing usually silica, lime, and potash, rarely soda, but no lead. It is often remarkable for beauty of color. [1913 Webster]


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  • Bohemian glass — Glass Glass (gl[.a]s), n. [OE. glas, gles, AS. gl[ae]s; akin to D., G., Dan., & Sw. glas, Icel. glas, gler, Dan. glar; cf. AS. gl[ae]r amber, L. glaesum. Cf. {Glare}, n., {Glaze}, v. t.] [1913 Webster] 1. A hard, brittle, translucent, and… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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