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pinchbeck


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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Pinchbeck  \Pinch"beck\,  n.  [Said  to  be  from  the  name  of  the 
  inventor;  cf  It  prencisbecco.] 
  An  alloy  of  copper  and  zinc,  resembling  gold;  a  yellow  metal, 
  composed  of  about  three  ounces  of  zinc  to  a  pound  of  copper. 
  It  is  much  used  as  an  imitation  of  gold  in  the  manufacture  of 
  cheap  jewelry. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Pinchbeck  \Pinch"beck\,  a. 
  Made  of  pinchbeck;  sham;  cheap;  spurious;  unreal.  ``A 
  pinchbeck  throne.''  --J.  A.  Symonds 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  pinchbeck 
  adj  :  serving  as  an  imitation  or  substitute;  "pinchbeck  heroism" 
  n  :  an  alloy  of  copper  and  zinc  that  is  used  in  cheap  jewelry  to 
  imitate  gold 




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