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    What does this "smoke" in "smoke-tinted" mean?

    ex)...The process by which sunglasses have gained worldwide popularity is a fascinating one that began, surprisingly, in the justice system of medieval China. Dark glasses with smoke-tinted quartz lenses existed for centuries in China priot to 1430, but they were not used for sun protection...

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    Re: smoke-tinted

    I imagine it's a bad translation. Glass can be smoked; glasses can be tinted.


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    Re: smoke-tinted

    Maybe they used smoke to impart a layer of residue on the glass to make them tinted. That would be my guess.

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