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Sunday, February 15, 2009

Definitions for pinchbeck

  1. an alloy of zinc and copper used to imitate gold in jewelry-making; by extension, something counterfeit; an imitation
  2. not genuine; fake

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Citations for pinchbeck
Watch out for the pinchbeck on the auction site. ,
We laughed at the pinchbeck heroism in the movie. ,
Origin of pinchbeck
1725-1735
by 1734, named for Christopher Pinchbeck (c1670-1732), London watchmaker, who developed the alloy