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bead

A strip of wood, metal, sealant or other suitable material secured to the rebate to retain the glass. Also known as glazing bead or sealant bead.


bed or bedding

The glazing material used to seal between the glass and frame/bead.


bedding or stop

In glazing, the application of compound at the base of the channel, just before the stop is placed in position, or buttered (see buttering) on the inside face of the stop.


bending

The process of manufacturing bent glass.



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