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- n. An alloy of 75% aluminium with about 25% magnesium.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. An alloy of aluminium and magnesium combined in. varying proportions. Magnalium containing 25–30 per cent. of magnesium is not affected by air or water and gives good castings; with 7½–10 per cent. of manganese, it takes on a good polish and is suitable for bells. The alloy also possesses great ductility and its melting-point lies between 600° and 700° C.
_Discovery_ type with improvements; the magnalium sole plates of our own crampons are retained but shod with 1/2-inch steel spikes; these plates are rivetted through canvas to an inner leather sole, and the canvas is brought up on all sides to form a covering to the
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