Definitions

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  • n. An alloy of copper and zinc, resembling brass, but of a golden colour.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. An alloy of copper and zinc, resembling brass, but of a golden color.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A (French) synonym of brass, defined as Mannheim gold, Prince Rupert's metal, etc.: chiefly applied to very yellow varieties of brass used instead of gold for personal ornaments, watch-cases, and the like—that is, for what is called in English “brass jewelry” and (in the United States) “Attleboro' jewelry.”

Etymologies

French, from Latin similus ("similar") + French or ("gold"). (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • One thing I had read from the ADA site was to take your current number and the number of carbs you have and count them together - if you are mmol 10.7 and you need to be at mmol 6 then you count down from the 10.7 to the number you should be at, then you look at how many carbs you are eating if it says 53 grams of carbs then ever 10 carbs equals 1 unit of insulin so it would mean taking 5 units of insulin plus the number needed to get you to target mmol ... in this case 10.7 - 6 = 4.7 + 5 = 9.7 sounded up to 10. is that similor to what your talking about when it comes to the carb radio?

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  • A very yellow kind of brass used in making cheap jewellery (imitation gold). From French similor (Latin simil-is, like + French or, gold).

    August 10, 2008