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n. - An alloy of copper and zinc (and sometimes arsenic) used to imitate gold in cheap jewelry and for gilding.

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Usage examples (2)
  • Brass -- composition and uses -- Corinthian brass composed of gold, silver and tin -- (Encyclop√¶dia) -- electrical amalgam, voltaic plates, pinchbec, prince's metal, tombac.
  • We know that there is found in India, not only copper ftriftly fo called, but zinc alfo, which being mixed with copper conftitutes brafs, pinchbeck, tombac, fimilor, and...
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