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from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun An alloy of quicksilver, tin, and sulphur, constituting a yellow powder, used by artists in the middle ages in place of gold.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun A composition of quicksilver, tin, and sulphur, forming a yellow powder, sometimes used by mediæval artists, for the sake of economy, instead of gold.

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  • noun A composition of mercury, tin, and sulphur, forming a yellow powder, sometimes used by mediaeval artists as a cheaper alternative to gold.

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