yellow metal


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yellow metal

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1. (Metallurgy) a type of brass having about 60 per cent copper and 40 per cent zinc
2. (Elements & Compounds) another name for gold
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.yellow metal - a brass that has more zinc and is stronger than alpha brassyellow metal - a brass that has more zinc and is stronger than alpha brass; used in making castings and hot-worked products
brass - an alloy of copper and zinc
high-strength brass, manganese bronze - a brass with from 1-4% manganese to harden it
Admiralty brass, Admiralty Metal, naval brass, Tobin bronze - alpha-beta brass containing tin; resistant to sea water; Admiralty Metal is a trademark
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One of the parties that searched farther for a location for the tribe when first they settled here came upon a strange people who wore many ornaments of yellow metal.
Then our warriors came down from their hill, and, after taking many ornaments of yellow metal from the bodies of those they had slain, they marched back out of the valley, nor have any of us ever returned.
I should like to go there and see this strange city," said Tarzan, "and get some of their yellow metal from its fierce inhabitants.
Everything had been done to make the iron ship perfect, but no wit of man had managed to devise an efficient coating composition to keep her bottom clean with the smooth cleanness of yellow metal sheeting.
From the left fob he took out a net almost large enough for a fisherman, but contrived to open and shut like a purse, and served him for the same use: we found therein several massy pieces of yellow metal, which, if they be real gold, must be of immense value.
There I found a seat of some yellow metal that I did not recognize, corroded in places with a kind of pinkish rust and half smothered in soft moss, the arm-rests cast and filed into the resemblance of griffins' heads.
Because men, groping in the Arctic darkness, had found a yellow metal, and because steamship and transportation companies were booming the find, thousands of men were rushing into the Northland.
Not stones that shine, not yellow metal that gleams, these thou leavest to 'white men from the Stars.
There was a low jingle, a glint of yellow metal, a sway of fringed draper- ies, and she stopped as if her heart had failed her.
However, brokerages believe that the yellow metal may continue to trade higher on Thursday.
During the period under review, 217 kilogram of the yellow metal valuing US $7.
The story of the yellow metal in 2017 is one of politics, headlines and threats of war.