from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Any of several metals, including gold and platinum, that have high economic value.
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- n. A rare metallic chemical element of high economic value, such as gold and platinum.
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- n. any of the less common and valuable metals often used to make coins or jewelry
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It was made of a precious metal from a distant land, very heavy, and so hard that you could turn even a bronze sword-edge on it.
In between the leaves were tiny roses of a pink-tinted precious metal known as rose gold.
What is colt an It is a highly precious metal once found exclusively in the Eastern Congo, ask my commodity-dealing clients.
Of course their owner made a row about it; but when Old Red daily settled for his fun by paying liberally with gold-dust from some small bottles of the precious metal in his possession, Switzler readily became contented, and I think even encouraged the exhibitions -- of skill.
If there was a precious metal or a rare gem on Ansalon, it was in this chess set.
The eucharistic vessel known as the paten is a small shallow plate or disc of precious metal upon which the element of bread is offered to
As I saw the clerks shovelling out the yellow coin upon the counters of the Bank of England, and men coming in and going out with weighty bags of the precious metal in their hands or on their shoulders, I could not but think of the great contrast between the monster institution within whose walls I was then standing and the Wild-cat banks of America!