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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
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bronzebronze1 /brɒnz $ brɑːnz/ ●●○ noun  1 [uncountable]HCM a hard metal that is a mixture of copper and tin a bell cast in bronze2 [uncountable]CC the dark reddish brown colour of bronze3 [countable]AVS a work of art such as a statue (=model of a person), made of bronze three bronzes by Giacometti4 [countable, uncountable]DSWIN a bronze medal King won a bronze in the 100-metres.
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bronzeExcellent plates show every conceivable aspect from his stamp to gilt bronzes and immaculate carving.Bodies, in the form of George Segal's newest bronzes, fill Janis this month and most of next.These dies were usually made of bronze or steel, and bore the design in intaglio.Creatures, men and women and things, of bronze and marble, breathe the same air as we do.The dining room is small and efficient, with walls of polished bronze, mirrors, and tiny paintings of impressionist landscapes.Old methods of producing metals such as silver, bronze and iron involved the use of lead.Later on, of course, there were even more of these unofficial bronzes in circulation.
Related topics: Colours
bronzebronze2 ●●○ adjective  1 HCMmade of bronze a bronze statuette2 CChaving the dark reddish brown colour of bronze
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bronzeLightning from the storm had cut off the electricity and the cell was illuminated by a bronze dish filled with flickering candles.In several instances hearths associated with workshop waste products were found, particularly for the production of glass beads and bronze jewellery.She took the bronze medal at the 1995 Pan Am Games.The defending champions ended up second, the bronze medalists fifth.But inter-county rivalry will be of secondary importance for the 23-year-old World Student Games bronze medallist.bronze skin
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