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

  • noun An alloy used for making metal type, consisting mainly of lead, antimony, and tin.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun An alloy of lead with antimony, or with tin and antimony, used to make types for printing.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun A metal alloy that is used in traditional typefounding and mechanical typesetting.

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

  • noun an alloy of tin and lead and antimony used to make printing type

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