Words nearby stannum
Origin of stannum
Examples from the Web for stannum
Pliny only says that a coating of stannum improved the taste of food, and guarded against verdigris.
But now Stannum notices a shriller accent, the accent of a sun that has lost its sex and is stricken with soft moon-sickness.Melomaniacs|James Huneker
Electrum is an alloy of gold and silver, Stannum of lead and silver (see note 33, p. 473).
We should not have known what stannum was, had not the only passage of Pliny which informs us been preserved.
Then the stannum runs out of the furnace into the forehearth; this is an alloy of lead and silver.