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precious metal

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noun
  1. a metal of the gold, silver, or platinum group.
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  • Here then in Franklin county it is recorded that the last horse belonging to Coronado and his band of precious-metal hunters died.

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    Nebraska Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution


British Dictionary definitions for precious metal

precious metal

noun
  1. any of the metals gold, silver, or platinum
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