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Dutch metal

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Definition of Dutch metal in English:

noun

[mass noun]
An alloy of copper and zinc used in imitation of gold leaf.
Example sentences
  • It would often have been Dutch metal, an alloy of copper and zinc in proportions of about 80: 20.
  • The silver Dutch metal has the advantage over real silver in that it doesn't tarnish.
  • An example from Spain, from the 1850's, showed a painted black pattern leaving clear areas for Dutch metal.

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