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- adjective metallurgy Not
smelted; not having been subjected to a smeltingprocess; still in the state of being an unrefined ore.
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“Oh, I know,” she said, in an accent that mixed New York, Georgia, and London in one strange farrago of unsmelted phonemes.
That to change the first words, which rose unsmelted
Their implements consisted of polished stone, occasionally of unsmelted copper, and in Mexico and Peru, of bronze.
The elegant filigree-work of West End luxury may here be seen unsmelted, as it were, and in the ore.
Iron, steel, glass, and silk were not used in the New World before 1492 (except for occasional use of unsmelted meteoric iron).