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Prince's metal

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Prince's metal (Old Chem) an alloy resembling brass, consisting of three parts of copper to one of zinc; -- also called Prince Rupert's metal.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Prince's metal a gold-like alloy of 70 parts of copper and 25 of zinc
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr.,—L. princepsprimus, first, capĕre, to take.

Usage

In literature:

Prince's metal (so called from Prince Rupert), a fine brass alloyed with copper and arsenicum, is occasionally named.
"Customs and Fashions in Old New England" by Alice Morse Earle
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