coarse metal
Matte Matte (m[a^]t), n. [F. matte; cf. F. mat, masc., matte, fem., faint, dull, dim; -- said of metals. See {Mate} checkmate.] 1. (Metallurgy) A partly reduced copper sulphide, obtained by alternately roasting and melting copper ore in separating the metal from associated iron ores, and called {coarse metal}, {fine metal}, etc., according to the grade of fineness. On the exterior it is dark brown or black, but on a fresh surface is yellow or bronzy in color. [1913 Webster]

2. A dead or dull finish, as in gilding where the gold leaf is not burnished, or in painting where the surface is purposely deprived of gloss. [1913 Webster]


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