Bell metal ore
Bell metal Bell" met`al A hard alloy or bronze, consisting usually of about three parts of copper to one of tin; -- used for making bells. [1913 Webster]

{Bell metal ore}, a sulphide of tin, copper, and iron; the mineral stannite. [1913 Webster]


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