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Zinc, especially in the form of ingots, slabs, or plates.

[From or akin to Dutch spiauter, from Middle Dutch, from Old French espeautre; probably akin to peutre, pewter; see pewter.]
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(Metallurgy) impure zinc, usually containing about 3 per cent of lead and other impurities
[C17: probably from Middle Dutch speauter, of obscure origin; compare Old French peautre pewter, Italian peltro pewter]
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(ˈspɛl tər)

zinc, esp. in the form of ingots.
[1655–65; obscurely akin to Old French espeautre, Middle Dutch speauter spelter]
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Noun1.spelter - impure zinc containing about three percent lead and other impurities (especially in the form of ingots)
atomic number 30, zinc, Zn - a bluish-white lustrous metallic element; brittle at ordinary temperatures but malleable when heated; used in a wide variety of alloys and in galvanizing iron; it occurs naturally as zinc sulphide in zinc blende
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Some Chiparus figures were made in spelter, cold-painted to represent bronze and ivorene, an early plastic, which was cast and also painted in bright colours.
We also ensured the operational status of the wood products mills is considered based on the most recent information available through databases such as Spelter et al.
Spelter, "Forecasting the price of lumber and plywood: econometric model versus futures markets," Forest Products Journal, vol.
This advice also applies to any bronze or spelter figurine of this period - do not polish them.
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He sent me a report by Henry Spelter, an economist at Madison's Forest Product Lab, a division of the US Department of Agriculture, Forest Service.
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