Electrum is an alloy of gold and silver, stannum of lead and silver (see note 33, p. 473).
The pianist then went away in a rage because stannum had slept while he played.
But now stannum notices a shriller accent, the accent of a sun that has lost its sex and is stricken with soft moon-sickness.
Therefore neither electrum nor stannum is of itself a real metal, but rather an alloy of two metals.
stannum fled from these disturbing dreams seeking safety in the mountains.
It is conceivable that the Latin “stannum” was derived from Brittany rather than from Galicia.
Then the stannum runs out of the furnace into the forehearth; this is an alloy of lead and silver.
In the like manner they employed werk or stannum, which was obtained almost in the same manner in the fusion of silver.
We should not have known what stannum was, had not the only passage of Pliny which informs us been preserved.
Pliny only says that a coating of stannum improved the taste of food, and guarded against verdigris.
stannum stan·num (stān'əm)
The element tin.