QUEEN'S METAL

QUEEN'S METAL
   an alloy of nine parts tin and one each of antimony, lead, and bismuth, is intermediate in hardness between pewter and britannia metal.

The Nuttall Encyclopaedia. . 1907.

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  • Queen's metal — Queen Queen, n. [OE. quen, quene, queen, quean, AS. cw[=e]n wife, queen, woman; akin to OS. qu[=a]n wife, woman, Icel. kv[=a]n wife, queen, Goth. q[=e]ns. [root]221. See {Quean}.] 1. The wife of a king. [1913 Webster] 2. A woman who is the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Queen's metal — Queen s Metal, an alloy of nine parts tin and one each of antimony, lead, and bismuth, is intermediate in hardness between pewter and britannia metal. It was developed by English pewtersmiths in the 16th century; the recipe was initially a secret …   Wikipedia

  • queen's metal — n. former term for any of several alloys containing antimony and tin and resembling britannia metal * * * …   Universalium

  • queen's metal — n. former term for any of several alloys containing antimony and tin and resembling britannia metal …   English World dictionary

  • Queen᾿s Metal — Queen᾿s Me|tal [ kwi:ns mɛtl; engl. = Königinmetall], das; s, s: Sammelbez. für dem ↑ Britanniametall ähnliche Zinnlegierungen …   Universal-Lexikon

  • queen's metal — noun : an alloy somewhat resembling pewter or britannia metal and consisting essentially of tin with an admixture of antimony, zinc, and lead or copper …   Useful english dictionary

  • Queen — Saltar a navegación, búsqueda Queen en concierto en 1984 …   Wikipedia Español

  • Queen — Queen, n. [OE. quen, quene, queen, quean, AS. cw[=e]n wife, queen, woman; akin to OS. qu[=a]n wife, woman, Icel. kv[=a]n wife, queen, Goth. q[=e]ns. [root]221. See {Quean}.] 1. The wife of a king. [1913 Webster] 2. A woman who is the sovereign of …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Queen apple — Queen Queen, n. [OE. quen, quene, queen, quean, AS. cw[=e]n wife, queen, woman; akin to OS. qu[=a]n wife, woman, Icel. kv[=a]n wife, queen, Goth. q[=e]ns. [root]221. See {Quean}.] 1. The wife of a king. [1913 Webster] 2. A woman who is the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Queen bee — Queen Queen, n. [OE. quen, quene, queen, quean, AS. cw[=e]n wife, queen, woman; akin to OS. qu[=a]n wife, woman, Icel. kv[=a]n wife, queen, Goth. q[=e]ns. [root]221. See {Quean}.] 1. The wife of a king. [1913 Webster] 2. A woman who is the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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