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

  Composition \Com`po*si"tion\, n. [F. composition, fr. L.
     compositio. See Composite.]
     1. The act or art of composing, or forming a whole or
        integral, by placing together and uniting different
        things, parts, or ingredients. In specific uses:
        (a) The invention or combination of the parts of any
            literary work or discourse, or of a work of art; as,
            the composition of a poem or a piece of music. "The
            constant habit of elaborate composition." --Macaulay.
        (b) (Fine Arts) The art or practice of so combining the
            different parts of a work of art as to produce a
            harmonious whole; also, a work of art considered as
            such. See 4, below.
        (c) The act of writing for practice in a language, as
            English, Latin, German, etc.
        (d) (Print.) The setting up of type and arranging it for
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     2. The state of being put together or composed; conjunction;
        combination; adjustment.
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              View them in composition with other things. --I.
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              The elementary composition of bodies. --Whewell.
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     3. A mass or body formed by combining two or more substances;
        as, a chemical composition.
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              A composition that looks . . . like marble.
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     4. A literary, musical, or artistic production, especially
        one showing study and care in arrangement; -- often used
        of an elementary essay or translation done as an
        educational exercise.
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     5. Consistency; accord; congruity. [Obs.]
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              There is no composition in these news
              That gives them credit.               --Shak.
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     6. Mutual agreement to terms or conditions for the settlement
        of a difference or controversy; also, the terms or
        conditions of settlement; agreement.
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              Thus we are agreed:
              I crave our composition may be written. --Shak.
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     7. (Law) The adjustment of a debt, or avoidance of an
        obligation, by some form of compensation agreed on between
        the parties; also, the sum or amount of compensation
        agreed upon in the adjustment.
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              Compositions for not taking the order of knighthood.
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              Cleared by composition with their creditors.
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     8. Synthesis as opposed to analysis.
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              The investigation of difficult things by the method
              of analysis ought ever to precede the method of
              composition.                          --Sir I.
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     Composition cloth, a kind of cloth covered with a
        preparation making it waterproof.
     Composition deed, an agreement for composition between a
        debtor and several creditors.
     Composition plane (Crystallog.), the plane by which the two
        individuals of a twin crystal are united in their reserved
     Composition of forces (Mech.), the finding of a single
        force (called the resultant) which shall be equal in
        effect to two or more given forces (called the components)
        when acting in given directions. --Herbert.
     Composition metal, an alloy resembling brass, which is
        sometimes used instead of copper for sheathing vessels; --
        also called Muntz metal and yellow metal.
     Composition of proportion (Math.), an arrangement of four
        proportionals so that the sum of the first and second is
        to the second as the sum of the third and fourth to the
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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.
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     3. A mine from which ores are taken. [Obs.]
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              Slaves . . . and persons condemned to metals. --Jer.
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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
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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 The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Muntz metal \Muntz" met`al\
     See under Metal.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  Muntz metal
      n 1: a brass that has more zinc and is stronger than alpha
           brass; used in making castings and hot-worked products
           [syn: alpha-beta brass, Muntz metal, yellow metal]

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