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 for Copper finch
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Copper \Cop"per\, n. [OE. coper (cf. D. koper, Sw. koppar, Dan.
     kobber, G. kupfer), LL. cuper, fr. L. cuprum for earlier
     Cyprium, Cyprium aes, i.e., Cyprian brass, fr. Gr. ? of
     Cyprus (Gr. ?), anciently renowned for its copper mines. Cf.
     Cypreous.]
     1. A common metal of a reddish color, both ductile and
        malleable, and very tenacious. It is one of the best
        conductors of heat and electricity. Symbol Cu. Atomic
        weight 63.3. It is one of the most useful metals in
        itself, and also in its alloys, brass and bronze.
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     Note: Copper is the only metal which occurs native abundantly
           in large masses; it is found also in various ores, of
           which the most important are chalcopyrite, chalcocite,
           cuprite, and malachite. Copper mixed with tin forms
           bell metal; with a smaller proportion, bronze; and with
           zinc, it forms brass, pinchbeck, and other alloys.
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     2. A coin made of copper; a penny, cent, or other minor coin
        of copper. [Colloq.]
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              My friends filled my pockets with coppers.
                                                    --Franklin.
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     3. A vessel, especially a large boiler, made of copper.
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     4. pl. Specifically (Naut.), the boilers in the galley for
        cooking; as, a ship's coppers.
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     Note: Copper is often used adjectively, commonly in the sense
           of made or consisting of copper, or resembling copper;
           as, a copper boiler, tube, etc.
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                 All in a hot and copper sky.       --Coleridge.
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     Note: It is sometimes written in combination; as,
           copperplate, coppersmith, copper-colored.
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     Copper finch. (Zool.) See Chaffinch.
  
     Copper glance, or Vitreous copper. (Min.) See
        Chalcocite.
  
     Indigo copper. (Min.) See Covelline.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Chaffinch \Chaf"finch\, n. [Cf. Chiff-chaff.] (Zool.)
     A bird of Europe ({Fringilla c[oe]lebs), having a variety of
     very sweet songs, and highly valued as a cage bird; -- called
     also copper finch.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Finch \Finch\ (f[i^]nch), n.; pl. Finches (f[i^]nch"[e^]z).
     [AS. finc; akin to D. vink, OHG. fincho, G. fink; cf. W. pinc
     a finch; also E. spink.] (Zool.)
     A small singing bird of many genera and species, belonging to
     the family Fringillid[ae].
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     Note: The word is often used in composition, as in chaffinch,
           goldfinch, grassfinch, pinefinch, etc.
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     Bramble finch. See Brambling.
  
     Canary finch, the canary bird.
  
     Copper finch. See Chaffinch.
  
     Diamond finch. See under Diamond.
  
     Finch falcon (Zool.), one of several very small East Indian
        falcons of the genus Hierax.
  
     To pull a finch, to swindle an ignorant or unsuspecting
        person. [Obs.] "Privily a finch eke could he pull."
        --Chaucer.
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