Fire is represented by bronze sculptures, but the most unique representation is found in “air.”
For bronze medalists, getting a close encounter with the alternate universe works to their advantage.
The quote appears on the bronze plaque the players touch before they take the field for home games.
The antique shades of blush, sage and bronze are just right.
It also sold a $3.3 million Shang Dynasty bronze wine vessel to an online bidder in 2010.
Mrs. Lear stood by the gate for all the world like a statue of bronze.
bronze lampholder: Five lamps hung from the branches of this bronze tree.
In the constant head method, the head is maintained by a bronze valve connected to a float made of glass or tinned copper.
The furnace was filled with pieces of brass and bronze, and the fire was lit.
A bronze hind, through the mouth of which a stream of water flowed, formerly stood in the centre of the basin.
1721, "alloy of copper and tin," from French bronze, from Italian bronzo, from Medieval Latin bronzium. Perhaps cognate (via notion of color) with Venetian bronza "glowing coals," or German brunst "fire." Perhaps influenced by Latin Brundisium the Italian town of Brindisi (Pliny writes of aes Brundusinum). Perhaps ultimately from Persian birinj "copper."
In Middle English, the distinction between bronze (copper-tin alloy) and brass (copper-zinc alloy) was not clear, and both were called bras. A bronze medal was given to a third-place finisher since at least 1852. The archaeological Bronze Age (1865) falls between the Stone and Iron ages, and is a reference to the principal material for making weapons and ornaments.
1640s, literally, 1726 figuratively, from French bronzer (16c.) or else from bronze (n.). Related: Bronzed; bronzing. Meaning "to make to be bronze in color" is from 1792.