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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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  • Not long after leaving Kaminaw I struck a sandstone formation, and lost all traces of the yellow metal.

  • Many days had gone by since he had set his gaze upon the yellow metal.

    The Pagan Madonna Harold MacGrath
  • The city escaped the excitement of the gold fever, although the yellow metal was first discovered near Los Angeles in 1835.

  • There was a low jingle, a glint of yellow metal, a sway of fringed draperies, and she stopped as if her heart had failed her.

    Heart of Darkness Joseph Conrad
  • If the yellow metal was valuable, his friend and benefactor would like to obtain more of it.

    Samba Herbert Strang
  • But the eagle dropped before the feet of a soldier the image of my white brother, and the soldier held up a hand of yellow metal.

    The Story of Tonty Mary Hartwell Catherwood
  • They could hardly refrain from scrutinizing every rock for the gleam of yellow metal.

  • The two Fogers were soon at work, digging out the yellow metal with the pick and shovels Tom and Ned had so thoughtlessly dropped.

  • It was of yellow metal—gold, perhaps—of oval shape and about the size of a dime.

    Hester's Counterpart Jean K. Baird
  • Sending an Indian to his cabin for a tin plate Marshall washed out some of the soil and obtained a small quantity of yellow metal.

    The Mormon Battalion B. H. (Brigham Henry) Roberts

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