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pewter

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishpewterpew‧ter /ˈpjuːtə $ -ər/ noun [uncountable]  HCMa grey metal made by mixing lead and tin a pewter plate
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pewterHe was clutching a pewter tankard with a glass bottom.a pewter mugOn the corrugated pewter there floated two boats.A champagne theme is suggested and repeated in the elaborate pewter railing that edges the second-floor balcony overlooking the bar.It was used as a cheap substitute for pewter and as a base for electroplate finishes.Place a sheet of copper or pewter, pressing quite hard, so that you indent it.Others had ornate pewter stoppers or were nestled in velvet-lined boxes.Oval pewter boxes have hand-engraved monograms, from £17.95, while prettily embroidered hankies are £5.75.Itinerant peddlers positioned themselves along the roadside to hawk their pewter, copper, and tin.
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