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precious metal

a metal of the gold, silver, or platinum group. Unabridged
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  • Here then in Franklin county it is recorded that the last horse belonging to Coronado and his band of precious-metal hunters died.

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British Dictionary definitions for precious-metal

precious metal

any of the metals gold, silver, or platinum
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