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pewter


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Pewter  \Pew"ter\,  n.  [OE.  pewtyr,  OF  peutre,  peautre  piautre: 
  cf  D.  peauter  piauter,  It  peltro,  Sp  &  Pg  peltre,  LL 
  peutreum  pestrum.  Cf  {Spelter}.] 
  1.  A  hard,  tough,  but  easily  fusible,  alloy,  originally 
  consisting  of  tin  with  a  little  lead,  but  afterwards 
  modified  by  the  addition  of  copper,  antimony,  or  bismuth. 
 
  2.  Utensils  or  vessels  made  of  pewter,  as  dishes,  porringers, 
  drinking  vessels,  tankards,  pots. 
 
  Note:  Pewter  was  formerly  much  used  for  domestic  utensils. 
  Inferior  sorts  contain  a  large  proportion  of  lead. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  pewter 
  n  :  any  of  various  alloys  of  tin  with  small  amounts  of  other 
  metals  (especially  lead) 




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