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terne (tɜːn)
1.  Also called: terne metal an alloy of lead containing tin (10--20 per cent) and antimony (1.5--2 per cent)
2.  Also called: terne plate steel plate coated with this alloy
[C16: perhaps from French terne dull, from Old French ternir to tarnish]

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Example sentences
Terne plated filters do not qualify for the aforementioned exemption.
The department does not require oil generators to distinguish between terne-plated and non terne-plated oil filters.
New standing-seam terne-plate metal roofing to be installed to match original configuration.
Any gutter liners made of tin, galvanized iron, or terne metal should be kept painted.
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