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alpha-beta brass containing tin; resistant to sea water; Admiralty Metal is a trademark Admiralty brass , Admiralty Metal , naval brass , Tobin bronze
soft white precious univalent metallic element having the highest electrical and thermal conductivity of any metal; occurs in argentite and in free form; used in coins and jewelry and tableware and photography Ag , atomic number 47 , silver
metal or plastic sheath over the end of a shoelace or ribbon aglet , aiglet
champagne bottle's metal bands over cork agrafe , coiffe
clip with a spring that closes the metal jaws alligator clip , bulldog clip
stout staff with a metal point; used by mountain climbers alpenstock
silver-white malleable metal aluminum
alloy of mercury with another metal (usually silver) used by dentists to fill cavities in teeth; except for iron and platinum all metals dissolve in mercury and chemists refer to the resulting mercury mixtures as amalgams amalgam , dental amalgam
ion NH4 derived from ammonia; behaves in many respects like an alkali metal ion ammonium , ammonium ion
metal object used to retain place anchor
metal supports for logs in a fireplace andiron , dog , dog-iron , firedog
L-shaped metal bracket angle bracket , angle iron
metal by heating and cooling, to strengthen or harden anneal , temper
harden glass, metal anneal , temper
coat metal for protection anodize
rigid metal bar between the front suspensions and between the rear suspensions of cars and trucks; serves to stabilize the chassis anti-sway bar , stabilizer bar
heavy metal block used for metal working anvil
metal tincture used in heraldry to give a silvery appearance argent
covered gravy holder of silver or other metal containing a detachable central vessel for hot water to keep the gravy warm argyle , argyll
celestial globe consisting of metal hoops; used by early astronomers to determine the positions of stars armilla , armillary sphere
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