So likewise in the drawing of wire, the alloying of lead with other metals for anti-friction bearings, and so on.
This property may be increased by alloying the steel with tungsten and hardening it before it is magnetized.
No "commercial arrangements," no painting of surfaces nor alloying of substances, will avail him a pennyweight.
The republic debased the coinage by reducing its weight, the empire by alloying it.
They soon found a way of hardening gold by alloying it with silver.
Bronze, added by alloying copper, tin and iron, is used for gun metal.
No "commercial arrangements," no painting of surfaces, nor alloying of substances, will avail him a pennyweight.
Durdles unfeelingly takes out his two-foot rule, and measures the lines calmly, alloying them with stone-grit.
The Mound-builders were ignorant of the arts of casting, welding, and alloying.
They are prepared by alloying known weights of gold and lead, so as to get an alloy of known composition, say one per cent.
early 14c. "relative freedom of a noble metal from alloy or other impurities," from Anglo-French alai, Old French aloi, from aloiier (see alloy (v.)). Meaning " base metal alloyed with a noble metal" is from c.1400. Modern spelling from late 17c.
alloy al·loy (āl'oi', ə-loi')
A homogeneous mixture or solid solution of two or more metals, the atoms of one replacing or occupying interstitial positions between the atoms of the other.
A material made of two or more metals, or of a metal and another material. For example, brass is an alloy of copper and zinc; steel is an alloy of iron and carbon. Alloys often have unexpected characteristics. In the examples given above, brass is stronger than either copper or zinc, and steel is stronger than either iron or carbon.