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Synonyms for metal

any of several chemical elements that are usually shiny solids that conduct heat or electricity and can be formed into sheets etc

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containing or made of or resembling or characteristic of a metal

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When he was within about fifty feet of me he unclasped an enormous metal armlet, and holding it toward me in the open palm of his hand, addressed me in a clear, resonant voice, but in a language, it is needless to say, I could not understand.
The upper part of our dress terminated in a copper collar upon which was screwed the metal helmet.
They listened, rapped on the scaly burnt metal with a stick, and, meeting with no response, they both concluded the man or men inside must be insensible or dead.
It was a linen bag which contained within it a mass of old rusted and discolored metal and several dull-colored pieces of pebble or glass.
Save thy sword, O Mighty Warrior, for thou shalt need it more where it will avail to some purpose--shatter it not against senseless metal which yields better to the lightest finger touch of one who knows its secret.
The visitor slipped a plain metal armlet from above his elbow, and pointing to an inscription upon its inner surface, whispered a word or two to the clerk.
Gold is the most common metal in the Land of Oz and is used for many purposes because it is soft and pliable.
The one who had been there when we entered had been occupied with a number of metal vessels, into which had been put powders and liquids as I judged from the array of flasks standing about upon the bench where it had been working.
What was there in common between that pile of dirty metal and the beautiful, sparkling pebbles that had formerly been in his pouch?
He tried to ask them from whence the metal came, but he could not make them understand.
I saw iron ladles, pans full of white sand, files with white metal left glittering in their teeth, molds of plaster of Paris, bags containing the same material in powder, a powerful machine with the name and use of which I was theoretically not unacquainted, white metal in a partially-fused state, bottles of aquafortis, dies scattered over a dresser, crucibles, sandpaper, bars of metal, and edged tools in plenty, of the strangest construction.
Inside were suspended many sheets of tin or thin iron, and against these metal sheets a row of donkeys were pounding their heels with vicious kicks.
No sooner said than done; but all his joy was turned to grief when he found that his neighbour had two rooms full of the precious metal.
Comrades of the thunder and companions of death, I cannot but regard it as singularly fortunate that we who by conviction and sympathy are designated by nature as the champions of that fairest of her products, the white metal, should also, by a happy chance, be engaged mostly in the business of mining it.
I struck metal, that time, and it nearly broke my beak.