from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. An alloy of copper that contains 10 to 30 percent nickel.
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- n. An alloy of copper containing from 10 to 40% nickel
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- n. a 60/40 alloy of copper and nickel
If it pleases you, you can even make disks of that base cupronickel and let folk use that, as their chink-chink attracts and entertains the simpler of them who are happy to use piddling little numbers rather than big numbers with lots of noughts after them.
To make gold, take as much base metal ore as you like – say cupronickel – and heat it in a crucible.
So again, today ` s "Entertainment Weekly" Oscar quiz -- Oscar statuettes were first made of bronze before the Academy switched to which of these gold-plated alloys, adamantium, britannia metal, cupronickel or brass?
The new metallic content of the cupronickel coin will reduce its the attractiveness for smugglers, "the ED said.