from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun Articles made of metal, especially flatware and other household implements.

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  • noun Any wares made out of metal, such as pots and pans.

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  • noun household articles made of metal (especially for use at table)


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metal + -ware


  • Visitors in the 1870s admired the hand-blocked wallpaper, intricate art metalware and, of course, the fabrics - rolled out with a flourish, a flash of scarlet, the sheen of plum velvet.

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  • "Asian Art in London 2008" allows specialist art dealers to team up with auction houses and cultural institutions to present textiles, sculpture, paintings, metalware, wood works and ceramics from the cutting edge of contemporary Asian art.

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  • In fact the heat-treated rocks may not have been the point of a workshop but a byproduct of something else – heating a rock and dropping it in a tub of water seems like an excellent way to boil water if one does not have access to metalware.

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  • Lim Chin/Fernando Jorge Madras-born Jannath Gani presides at her family-owned K.H. Dawood Ally, which was a sundry shop in the late 1800s, then a goldsmith's and since the 1940s, an importer of Indian metalware.

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  • Mr. Rediker's provocative and briny account chronicles what he calls the "golden age" of the slave trade, from 1700 to 1808, when at any given time hundreds of slavers cruised the African coast between Gambia and Angola, trading firearms, textiles, metalware, brandy and other goods for human cargo.

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  • Attractive investment in high-precision metalware with excellent long-term growth prospects.

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  • Attractive investment in high-precision metalware with excellent long-term growth prospects.

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  • Which is where we discovered mouse urine is extremely effective at removing that brown oxidized layer off of metalware.

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  • Certain Emblems ARE however allowed on mugs, plates and other ceramics, as well as metalware and other goods specifically made for the occasion.

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  • This is often the case with craft products, such as glassware, metalware, particularly gold and silver work, rugs and mats, sandals and jewelry.

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