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Glass (alchemy)

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A symbol used in alchemy to designate glass.

The connected circles at the top of this symbol calls to mind one of the many alchemical indicators for arsenic. Appropriate, since arsenic constituted a key element in the process of glass making. For full details see the symbol 'Arsenic (alternate #3) or glass'.


Graphical characteristics:
Asymmetric, Closed shape, Monochrome, Contains both straight and curved lines, Has crossing lines.

Category: Alchemical Symbols.

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