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yellow metal

a type of brass having about 60 per cent copper and 40 per cent zinc
another name for gold
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  • Many days had gone by since he had set his gaze upon the yellow metal.

    The Pagan Madonna Harold MacGrath
  • Horseloads, shiploads of white or yellow metal: in very sooth, what are these?

    Past and Present Thomas Carlyle
  • You see the yellow metal caught in the ridges of the plates?

    The Lost Continent C. J. Cutcliffe Hyne
  • There was plenty of concrete evidence of the yellow metal to be seen.

    My Adventures with Your Money George Graham Rice
  • He stooped a little, and his thin hands were blue-veined, but the nails were like yellow metal.

    Pan Knut Hamsun
  • M. Souloy, who was present, was sent to test the "yellow metal" on a touchstone.

    My Memoirs Marguerite Steinheil
  • When this was lifted, bars of yellow metal were visible within.

    Chronicles of Martin Hewitt Arthur Morrison
  • She shook her gray locks and glanced at the pile of yellow metal, hungrily.

    The Foolish Virgin Thomas Dixon
  • During the whole of the morning they examined the creek bed and they found signs of the yellow metal almost everywhere.

    Hidden Gold Wilder Anthony
  • The box contained a necklace of large green glass-beads, set in yellow metal.

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