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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - A fine coating of oxide on the surface of a metal.

Usage examples (36)
  • But as each day passed, his regime was beginning to acquire a certain patina of legitimacy.
  • You must be confusing this with Redstate … where maintenance of the ‘thin patina’ is Job One!
  • You have been taught that to scratch the surface will shatter the wafer thin patina of the nose-ring Karl leads you around with.
  • To a true collector the crappy look can be the real deal, and sometimes that old funky patina is what people try to fake too. best of luck, for more
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