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.
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- n. an alloy of 88% copper, 10% tin and 2% zinc, originally used for making guns
- n. a dark grey colour
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- n. a type of bronze used for parts subject to wear or corrosion (especially corrosion by sea water)
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More recently, I stumbled across this insane beauty at the designers market and became mildly obsessed with it – especially discovering that it came in gunmetal silver.
Binz, whose characteristic task was to chain and unchain the hind leg of the old "gunmetal" elephant, Phedra, who bossed her sire and the little Cloud herd, as much with the flap of an ear as anything else ....
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I caught up with Justin James, a long drink of water, elegantly attired in gunmetal silk suit and high heels.
The color palette was soft and boasted such autumnal colors as gunmetal, copper, army green and soft grays.
Down cold gunmetal grey stairs and onto the street.
Also available in black and gunmetal. $128 at Coach.com.
Designer Nicole Miller departed from her usual fashion staples: bold geometric patterns, updated little black dresses and her classic gunmetal dresses to show off looks that might have well suited Janis Joplin in her hey day.
Here, one character turns up dressed in a "suit of gunmetal silk and a simple bracelet of platinum on either wrist".
But he persevered and Shine duly appeared, with a cover of a glowing lovely young Eurasian woman who reaches toward the reader with a beguiling half-smile ... but lacks nipples and is surrounded by grim gunmetal-gray skyscrapers and smokestacks.