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  • 1 Alloy — Al*loy , n. [OE. alai, OF. alei, F. aloyer, to alloy, alier to ally. See {Alloy}, v. t.] 1. Any combination or compound of metals fused together; a mixture of metals; for example, brass, which is an alloy of copper and zinc. But when mercury is… …

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  • 2 alloy — I. n. 1. Combination (of metals), metallic compound, amalgam (in case mercury is one metal), alloyage. 2. Baser metal (mixed with finer). 3. Baser element or ingredient (in anything), admixture, adulteration, deterioration, diminution, decrement …

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  • 3 alloy — {{11}}alloy (n.) early 14c. relative freedom of a noble metal from alloy or other impurities, from Anglo Fr. alai, from O.Fr. aloi, from aloiier (see ALLOY (Cf. alloy) (v.)). Meaning base metal alloyed with a noble metal is from c.1400. Modern… …

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  • 4 roll — v. & n. v. 1 a intr. move or go in some direction by turning over and over on an axis (the ball rolled under the table; a barrel started rolling). b tr. cause to do this (rolled the barrel into the cellar). 2 tr. make revolve between two surfaces …

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  • 5 rolled gold — noun or rolled gold plate 1. : a base metal (as brass) with a thin plate of gold rolled over it 2. : a gold electroplate rolled or drawn out so that the gold becomes very thin * * * rolled gold noun Metal coated with gold rolled very thin • • •… …

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  • 6 plug — pluggable, adj. pluggingly, adv. plugless, adj. pluglike, adj. /plug/, n., v., plugged, plugging. n. 1. a piece of wood or other material used to stop up a hole or aperture, to fill a gap, or to act as a wedge. 2. a core or interior segment taken …

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  • 7 Muḥammad ibn Tughluq — born с 1290, Delhi, India died March 20, 1351, Sonda Second sultan (r. 1325–51) of the Tughluq dynasty, who briefly extended the rule of the Delhi sultanate of northern India over most of the subcontinent. He transferred the capital from Delhi to …

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  • 8 Allay — Al*lay , v. t. To mix (metals); to mix with a baser metal; to alloy; to deteriorate. [Archaic] Fuller. [1913 Webster] …

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  • 9 Panacea —    , HYGEIA    The Roman god of medicine, Aesculapius, had seven daughters, among them Panacea and Hygeia, both of whose names have passed into common usage in English.    Panaceas s name means all healing. The Greek form of her name was Panakeia …

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  • 10 rolled gold — noun gold in the form of a thin coating applied to a baser metal by rolling …

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  • 11 silver-plate — /sɪlvə ˈpleɪt/ (say silvuh playt) verb (t) (silver plated, silver plating) to deposit a layer of silver on another (baser) metal, usually by electrolysis …

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  • 12 trans|mu|ta|tion — «TRANS myoo TAY shuhn, TRANZ», noun. 1. a change from one nature, substance, or form into another. SYNONYM(S): alteration, transformation. 2. the transformation of one species into another; mutation. 3. Chemistry, Physics. a change from one atom… …

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  • 13 metalwork — metalworker, n. /met l werrk /, n. objects made of metal. [1840 50; METAL + WORK] * * * Useful and decorative objects fashioned of various metals. The oldest technique is hammering. After с 2500 BC, casting was also used, molten metal being… …

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  • 14 Civilisation Mycénienne — La civilisation mycénienne est une civilisation pré hellénique de l’Helladique récent (fin de l âge du bronze) s étendant de 1550 à 1100 av. J. C. Elle tire son nom de la ville de Mycènes, située dans le Péloponnèse. Histoire de la Grèce …

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  • 16 Mycéniens — Civilisation mycénienne La civilisation mycénienne est une civilisation pré hellénique de l’Helladique récent (fin de l âge du bronze) s étendant de 1550 à 1100 av. J. C. Elle tire son nom de la ville de Mycènes, située dans le Péloponnèse.… …

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  • 17 Époque mycénienne — Civilisation mycénienne La civilisation mycénienne est une civilisation pré hellénique de l’Helladique récent (fin de l âge du bronze) s étendant de 1550 à 1100 av. J. C. Elle tire son nom de la ville de Mycènes, située dans le Péloponnèse.… …

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  • 18 nitrogen group element — ▪ chemical elements Introduction  any of the chemical elements that constitute Group Va of the periodic table (see Figure >). The group consists of nitrogen (N), phosphorus (P), arsenic (As), antimony (Sb), and bismuth (Bi). The elements share… …

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  • 19 Gilding — is the art of applying a thin layer of gold, simulated gold, or other metal to a surface. Products employed may be real gold leaf ranging in karats from 9 up to 24; imitation leaf composition gold, Dutch metal leaf, aluminum leaf, copper leaf;… …

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  • 20 Altar (Catholicism) — High altar of St. Michael s Church, Munich. In the liturgy of the Roman Catholic Church, the altar is where the Sacrifice of the Mass is offered. Mass may sometimes be celebrated outside a sacred place, but never without an altar, or at least an… …

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