Origin of pinchbeck
Examples from the Web for pinchbeck
Indeed, they seemed to him to be doing something towards the removal of his doubts concerning Catie's pinchbeck chain.The Brentons|Anna Chapin Ray
King with a tinselled sceptre, paste diamonds, and a pinchbeck crown.Ellen Terry and Her Sisters|T. Edgar Pemberton
Pinchbeck metal was very much used for watch keys, the fob seals remaining in fashion until knee breeches went out.Chats on Household Curios|Fred W. Burgess
We are in the humour to rehabilitate all things, and pinchbeck has now its turn with the rest.The Girl of the Period and Other Social Essays, Vol. I (of 2)|Eliza Lynn Linton
When she was good, she was as good as gold, but when she was naughty, she was as naughty as pinchbeck.