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 for Yellow 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 :

  Yellow \Yel"low\ (y[e^]l"l[-o]), a. [Compar. Yellower
     (y[e^]l"l[-o]*[~e]r); superl. Yellowest.] [OE. yelow,
     yelwe, [yogh]elow, [yogh]eoluw, from AS. geolu; akin to D.
     geel, OS. & OHG. gelo, G. gelb, Icel. gulr, Sw. gul, Dan.
     guul, L. helvus light bay, Gr. chlo`n young verdure, chlwro`s
     greenish yellow, Skr. hari tawny, yellowish. [root]49. Cf.
     Chlorine, Gall a bitter liquid, Gold, Yolk.]
     1. Being of a bright saffronlike color; of the color of gold
        or brass; having the hue of that part of the rainbow, or
        of the solar spectrum, which is between the orange and the
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              Her yellow hair was browded [braided] in a tress.
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              A sweaty reaper from his tillage brought
              First fruits, the green ear and the yellow sheaf.
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              The line of yellow light dies fast away. --Keble.
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     2. Cowardly; hence, dishonorable; mean; contemptible; as, he
        has a yellow streak. [Slang]
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     3. Sensational; -- said of some newspapers, their makers,
        etc.; as, yellow journal, journalism, etc. [Colloq.]
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     Yellow atrophy (Med.), a fatal affection of the liver, in
        which it undergoes fatty degeneration, and becomes rapidly
        smaller and of a deep yellow tinge. The marked symptoms
        are black vomit, delirium, convulsions, coma, and
     Yellow bark, calisaya bark.
     Yellow bass (Zool.), a North American fresh-water bass
        ({Morone interrupta) native of the lower parts of the
        Mississippi and its tributaries. It is yellow, with
        several more or less broken black stripes or bars. Called
        also barfish.
     Yellow berry. (Bot.) Same as Persian berry, under
     Yellow boy, a gold coin, as a guinea. [Slang] --Arbuthnot.
     Yellow brier. (Bot.) See under Brier.
     Yellow bugle (Bot.), a European labiate plant ({Ajuga
     Yellow bunting (Zool.), the European yellow-hammer.
     Yellow cat (Zool.), a yellow catfish; especially, the
     Yellow copperas (Min.), a hydrous sulphate of iron; --
        called also copiapite.
     Yellow copper ore, a sulphide of copper and iron; copper
        pyrites. See Chalcopyrite.
     Yellow cress (Bot.), a yellow-flowered, cruciferous plant
        ({Barbarea praecox), sometimes grown as a salad plant.
     Yellow dock. (Bot.) See the Note under Dock.
     Yellow earth, a yellowish clay, colored by iron, sometimes
        used as a yellow pigment.
     Yellow fever (Med.), a malignant, contagious, febrile
        disease of warm climates, attended with jaundice,
        producing a yellow color of the skin, and with the black
        vomit. See Black vomit, in the Vocabulary.
     Yellow flag, the quarantine flag. See under Quarantine,
        and 3d Flag.
     Yellow jack.
        (a) The yellow fever. See under 2d Jack.
        (b) The quarantine flag. See under Quarantine.
     Yellow jacket (Zool.), any one of several species of
        American social wasps of the genus Vespa, in which the
        color of the body is partly bright yellow. These wasps are
        noted for their irritability, and for their painful
     Yellow lead ore (Min.), wulfenite.
     Yellow lemur (Zool.), the kinkajou.
     Yellow macauco (Zool.), the kinkajou.
     Yellow mackerel (Zool.), the jurel.
     Yellow metal. Same as Muntz metal, under Metal.
     Yellow ocher (Min.), an impure, earthy variety of brown
        iron ore, which is used as a pigment.
     Yellow oxeye (Bot.), a yellow-flowered plant
        ({Chrysanthemum segetum) closely related to the oxeye
     Yellow perch (Zool.), the common American perch. See
     Yellow pike (Zool.), the wall-eye.
     Yellow pine (Bot.), any of several kinds of pine; also,
        their yellowish and generally durable timber. Among the
        most common are valuable species are Pinus mitis and
        Pinus palustris of the Eastern and Southern States, and
        Pinus ponderosa and Pinus Arizonica of the Rocky
        Mountains and Pacific States.
     Yellow plover (Zool.), the golden plover.
     Yellow precipitate (Med. Chem.), an oxide of mercury which
        is thrown down as an amorphous yellow powder on adding
        corrosive sublimate to limewater.
     Yellow puccoon. (Bot.) Same as Orangeroot.
     Yellow rail (Zool.), a small American rail ({Porzana
        Noveboracensis) in which the lower parts are dull yellow,
        darkest on the breast. The back is streaked with brownish
        yellow and with black, and spotted with white. Called also
        yellow crake.
     Yellow rattle, Yellow rocket. (Bot.) See under Rattle,
        and Rocket.
     Yellow Sally (Zool.), a greenish or yellowish European
        stone fly of the genus Chloroperla; -- so called by
     Yellow sculpin (Zool.), the dragonet.
     Yellow snake (Zool.), a West Indian boa ({Chilobothrus
        inornatus) common in Jamaica. It becomes from eight to
        ten long. The body is yellowish or yellowish green, mixed
        with black, and anteriorly with black lines.
     Yellow spot.
        (a) (Anat.) A small yellowish spot with a central pit, the
            fovea centralis, in the center of the retina where
            vision is most accurate. See Eye.
        (b) (Zool.) A small American butterfly ({Polites Peckius)
            of the Skipper family. Its wings are brownish, with a
            large, irregular, bright yellow spot on each of the
            hind wings, most conspicuous beneath. Called also
            Peck's skipper. See Illust. under Skipper, n., 5.
     Yellow tit (Zool.), any one of several species of crested
        titmice of the genus Machlolophus, native of India. The
        predominating colors of the plumage are yellow and green.
     Yellow viper (Zool.), the fer-de-lance.
     Yellow warbler (Zool.), any one of several species of
        American warblers of the genus Dendroica in which the
        predominant color is yellow, especially Dendroica
        aestiva, which is a very abundant and familiar species;
        -- called also garden warbler, golden warbler, summer
        yellowbird, summer warbler, and yellow-poll warbler.
     Yellow wash (Pharm.), yellow oxide of mercury suspended in
        water, -- a mixture prepared by adding corrosive sublimate
        to limewater.
     Yellow wren (Zool.)
        (a) The European willow warbler.
        (b) The European wood warbler.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  yellow 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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