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 for Fusible metal
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Fusible \Fu"si*ble\, a. [F. fusible. See Fuse, v. t.]
     CapabIe of being melted or liquefied.
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     Fusible metal, any alloy of different metals capable of
        being easily fused, especially an alloy of five parts of
        bismuth, three of lead, and two of tin, which melts at a
        temperature below that of boiling water. --Ure.
  
     Fusible plug (Steam Boiler), a piece of easily fusible
        alloy, placed in one of the sheets and intended to melt
        and blow off the steam in case of low water.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Metal \Met"al\ (? or ?; 277), n. [F. m['e]tal, L. metallum
     metal, mine, Gr. ? mine; cf. Gr. ? to search after. Cf.
     Mettle, Medal.]
     1. (Chem.) An elementary substance, as sodium, calcium, or
        copper, whose oxide or hydroxide has basic rather than
        acid properties, as contrasted with the nonmetals, or
        metalloids. No sharp line can be drawn between the metals
        and nonmetals, and certain elements partake of both acid
        and basic qualities, as chromium, manganese, bismuth, etc.
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     Note: Popularly, the name is applied to certain hard, fusible
           metals, as gold, silver, copper, iron, tin, lead, zinc,
           nickel, etc., and also to the mixed metals, or metallic
           alloys, as brass, bronze, steel, bell metal, etc.
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     2. Ore from which a metal is derived; -- so called by miners.
        --Raymond.
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     3. A mine from which ores are taken. [Obs.]
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              Slaves . . . and persons condemned to metals. --Jer.
                                                    Taylor.
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     4. The substance of which anything is made; material; hence,
        constitutional disposition; character; temper.
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              Not till God make men of some other metal than
              earth.                                --Shak.
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     5. Courage; spirit; mettle. See Mettle. --Shak.
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     Note: The allusion is to the temper of the metal of a sword
           blade. --Skeat.
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     6. The broken stone used in macadamizing roads and ballasting
        railroads.
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     7. The effective power or caliber of guns carried by a vessel
        of war.
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     8. Glass in a state of fusion. --Knight.
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     9. pl. The rails of a railroad. [Eng.]
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     Base metal (Chem.), any one of the metals, as iron, lead,
        etc., which are readily tarnished or oxidized, in contrast
        with the noble metals. In general, a metal of small value,
        as compared with gold or silver.
  
     Fusible metal (Metal.), a very fusible alloy, usually
        consisting of bismuth with lead, tin, or cadmium.
  
     Heavy metals (Chem.), the metallic elements not included in
        the groups of the alkalies, alkaline earths, or the
        earths; specifically, the heavy metals, as gold, mercury,
        platinum, lead, silver, etc.
  
     Light metals (Chem.), the metallic elements of the alkali
        and alkaline earth groups, as sodium, lithium, calcium,
        magnesium, etc.; also, sometimes, the metals of the
        earths, as aluminium.
  
     Muntz metal, an alloy for sheathing and other purposes,
        consisting of about sixty per cent of copper, and forty of
        zinc. Sometimes a little lead is added. It is named from
        the inventor.
  
     Prince's metal (Old Chem.), an alloy resembling brass,
        consisting of three parts of copper to one of zinc; --
        also called Prince Rupert's metal.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  fusible metal
      n 1: an alloy with a low melting point and used as solder and in
           safety plugs and sprinkler fuses

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