Dutch metal

Dutch metal
Tombac Tom"bac, n. [Pg. tambaca,tambaque, fr. Malay tamb[=a]ga copper; cf. Skr. t[=a]mraka; cf. F. tombac.] (Metal.) An alloy of copper and zinc, resembling brass, and containing about 84 per cent of copper; -- called also {German brass} or {Dutch brass}. It is very malleable and ductile, and when beaten into thin leaves is sometimes called {Dutch metal}. The addition of arsenic makes {white tombac}. [Written also {tombak}, and {tambac}.] [1913 Webster]

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  • Dutch metal — n. tombac, an alloy of copper and zinc * * *       brass with a yellow colour simulating that of gold. The percentage of copper ranges from 85 to 88, the remainder being zinc. As the zinc content becomes higher, the colour becomes paler. Highly… …   Universalium

  • Dutch metal — Dutch Dutch, a. [D. duitsch German; or G. deutsch, orig., popular, national, OD. dietsc, MHG. diutsch, tiutsch, OHG. diutisk, fr. diot, diota, a people, a nation; akin to AS. pe[ o]d, OS. thiod, thioda, Goth. piuda; cf. Lith. tauta land, OIr.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Dutch metal — is a form of brass being an alloy of copper, 84% and zinc 16%. It is very malleable and ductile and can be beaten into very thin sheets. It is these sheets that are sold as Dutch Metal, for use as metal leaf or imitation gold leaf. The addition… …   Wikipedia

  • Dutch metal — n. tombac, an alloy of copper and zinc …   English World dictionary

  • dutch metal — noun or dutch leaf or dutch gold Usage: usually capitalized D : low brass especially in the form of foil : imitation gold leaf …   Useful english dictionary

  • Dutch metal — noun a form of brass, being an alloy of about 80% copper and 20% zinc, produced in thin sheets and used to make cheap jewelry …   Wiktionary

  • Dutch metal — noun an alloy of copper and zinc used in imitation of gold leaf …   English new terms dictionary

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