Black latten
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.] [1913 Webster] 1. A kind of brass hammered into thin sheets, formerly much used for making church utensils, as candlesticks, crosses, etc.; -- called also {latten brass}. [1913 Webster]

He had a cross of latoun full of stones. --Chaucer. [1913 Webster]

2. Sheet tin; iron plate, covered with tin; also, any metal in thin sheets; as, gold latten. [1913 Webster]

{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. [1913 Webster]


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