or britannia metal
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Origin of Britannia metal
Example sentences from the Web for britannia metal
Smashfeeder, a Britannia-metal spoon,—the best imitation shillings are made from this metal.The Slang Dictionary|John Camden Hotten
He was convinced his own dear dad was a tin Baronet; or, at best, Britannia-metal.When Ghost Meets Ghost|William Frend De Morgan
Britannia-metal, brit-an′i-a-met′l, n. a metallic alloy largely used in the manufacture of spoons, &c.
She agitated the Britannia-metal teaspoon furiously in the empty tumbler.The Dop Doctor|Clotilde Inez Mary Graves