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

  • n. An alloy of copper with 10 percent tin.
  • n. Metal used for guns.
  • n. A dark gray.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. an alloy of 88% copper, 10% tin and 2% zinc, originally used for making guns
  • n. a dark grey colour

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

  • n. a type of bronze used for parts subject to wear or corrosion (especially corrosion by sea water)

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