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Prince Rupert's metal

noun
1.
a brass composed of from about 60 to 85 percent copper and about 15 to 40 percent zinc, used to imitate gold.
Also called Prince's metal.
Origin of Prince Rupert's metal
1690-1700
First recorded in 1690-1700
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