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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Latten  \Lat"ten\,  n.  [OE.  latoun,  laton,  OF  laton,  F.  laiton, 
  prob.  fr  OF  late  lath,  F.  latte;  --  because  made  in  thin 
  plates;  cf  It  latta  a  sheet  of  tinned  iron,  tin  plate.  F. 
  latte  is  of  German  origin.  See  {Lath}  a  thin  board.] 
  1.  A  kind  of  brass  hammered  into  thin  sheets,  formerly  much 
  used  for  making  church  utensils,  as  candlesticks,  crosses, 
  etc.;  --  called  also  {latten  brass}. 
 
  He  had  a  cross  of  latoun  full  of  stones.  --Chaucer. 
 
  2.  Sheet  tin;  iron  plate,  covered  with  tin;  also  any  metal 
  in  thin  sheets;  as  gold  latten. 
 
  {Black  latten},  brass  in  milled  sheets,  composed  of  copper 
  and  zinc,  used  by  braziers,  and  for  drawing  into  wire. 
 
  {Roll  latten},  latten  polished  on  both  sides  ready  for  use 
 
 
  {Shaven  latten},  a  thinner  kind  than  black  latten. 
 
  {White  latten},  a  mixture  of  brass  and  tin. 




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