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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. An alloy of tin and copper used to make bells.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A hard alloy of about three parts of copper to one of tin, used for making bells.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • A hard alloy or bronze, consisting usually of about three parts of copper to one of tin; -- used for making bells.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A variety of bronze, an alloy of copper and tin, of which bells are made.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. bronze with 3 or 4 parts copper to 1 part tin; used in making bells

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