Glossary


Neo Gothic

Nineteenth Century revival of Gothic style.

Neo Gothic

Nineteenth Century revival of Gothic style.

Nonrepresentational

Not representing any object. Not realistic.

Nonrepresentational

Not representing any object. Not realistic.

Norman Slabs

Glass blown into a rectangular mold and cut apart on the corners, resulting in square or rectangular pieces that are thin at the edges and thick in the middle.

Norman Slabs

Glass blown into a rectangular mold and cut apart on the corners, resulting in square or rectangular pieces that are thin at the edges and thick in the middle.

North Side

The north or left side of a church is traditionally the side of darkness and the Old Testament, Which is often reflected in the subject matter and colors of these windows. It is not necessarily compass north.

North Side

The north or left side of a church is traditionally the side of darkness and the Old Testament, Which is often reflected in the subject matter and colors of these windows. It is not necessarily compass north.

O.S.H.A.

Occupational Safety and Health Administration, charged with ascertaining that employers provide their employees a place of employment free from recognized hazards that are causing or are likely to cause death or serious harm to their employees.

O.S.H.A.

Occupational Safety and Health Administration, charged with ascertaining that employers provide their employees a place of employment free from recognized hazards that are causing or are likely to cause death or serious harm to their employees.

Obscure

Non-transparent glass resulting form painting, sandblasting or acid etching.

Obscure

Non-transparent glass resulting form painting, sandblasting or acid etching.

Oculus

A circular window without stone tracery. Also called Occhio, Occhi, Oculu.

Oculus

A circular window without stone tracery. Also called Occhio, Occhi, Oculu.

Opak

White opal flash on a colored antique.

Opak

White opal flash on a colored antique.

Opal Glass

A glass with a milky or resinous appearance.

Opal Glass

A glass with a milky or resinous appearance.

Opalescent Glass

Non-transparent or semi-opaque machine-rolloed glass often with two or more colors streaked together.

Opalescent Glass

Non-transparent or semi-opaque machine-rolloed glass often with two or more colors streaked together.