He knows it is only base metal, washed over with a thin varnish of learning.
Her talisman was of base metal, the one cheap thing she wore, yet real.
In a few days he brought back six coins, which he insisted were of base metal.
If the quartz be clean, and the gold unmixed with base metal, the difficulty is small.
You ring a choice few of these on the counter and prove them base metal.
A pair of scales for weighing ore and buttons of base metal.
Well, all his metal melted, and ran away, and he saw it had been nothing but a base metal after all.
He knows what is bad, and with him base metal is never offered us for gold.
To speak honestly, the savant is a complex of very various impulses and attractive forces—he is a base metal throughout.
It is base metal from the devil's mint, and is worthless in God's sight.