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An alloy of tin and copper used to make bells.
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(Metallurgy) an alloy of copper and tin, with some zinc and lead, used in casting bells
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an alloy of copper and tin used esp. for bells.
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|Noun||1.||bell metal - bronze with 3 or 4 parts copper to 1 part tin; used in making bells|
bronze - an alloy of copper and tin and sometimes other elements; also any copper-base alloy containing other elements in place of tin
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