Definitions

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  • n. Alternative form of orichalcum.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A metallic substance, resembling gold in color, but inferior in value; a mixed metal of the ancients, resembling brass; -- called also aurichalcum, orichalcum, etc.

Etymologies

Compare French orichalque. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • The first he saw was wrought in brass and orichalch of most exquisite workmanship: its inner cell measured three yards square and contained amiddlemost a golden image in size and stature like unto a man of wondrous beauty; and so cunning was the workmanship that the face seemed to fix its eyes, two immense rubies of enormous value, upon all beholders no matter where they stood. [

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