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 for bronze age
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Bronze \Bronze\, n. [F. bronze, fr. It. bronzo brown, fr. OHG.
     br?n, G. braun. See Brown, a.]
     1. An alloy of copper and tin, to which small proportions of
        other metals, especially zinc, are sometimes added. It is
        hard and sonorous, and is used for statues, bells, cannon,
        etc., the proportions of the ingredients being varied to
        suit the particular purposes. The varieties containing the
        higher proportions of tin are brittle, as in bell metal
        and speculum metal.
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     2. A statue, bust, etc., cast in bronze.
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              A print, a bronze, a flower, a root.  --Prior.
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     3. A yellowish or reddish brown, the color of bronze; also, a
        pigment or powder for imitating bronze.
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     4. Boldness; impudence; "brass."
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              Imbrowned with native bronze, lo! Henley stands.
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     Aluminium bronze. See under Aluminium.
     Bronze age, an age of the world which followed the stone
        age, and was characterized by the use of implements and
        ornaments of copper or bronze.
     Bronze powder, a metallic powder, used with size or in
        combination with painting, to give the appearance of
        bronze, gold, or other metal, to any surface.
     Phosphor bronze & Silicious bronze or Silicium bronze
        are made by adding phosphorus and silicon respectively to
        ordinary bronze, and are characterized by great tenacity.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  Bronze Age
      n 1: (archeology) a period between the Stone and Iron Ages,
           characterized by the manufacture and use of bronze tools
           and weapons
      2: (classical mythology) the third age of the world, marked by
         war and violence

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