fiberglass

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fiberglass

, fiber glass (fi'ber-glas?)
Material made from fine fibers of glass and having many industrial uses, e.g., as insulation. The fibers are irritating and potentially damaging to the skin and lungs. Fiberglass is used in health care in the construction of orthopedic casts and splints.
Synonym: fibrous glass
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The fibre-glass one was installed as a temporary measure ten to 12 years ago.
They may not have the time to build hand-crafted boats so are choosing our fibre-glass boats which are more robust.
Besides which,plastic and fibre-glass structures don't have quite the same lasting power as stone, so you wonder what will be left for posterity.