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bell metal

Overview page. Subjects: Science and Mathematics — Decorative Arts, Furniture, and Industrial Design.

A type of bronze used in casting bells. It consists of 60–85% copper alloyed with tin, often with some zinc and lead included.

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chalcedony

Overview page. Subjects: Decorative Arts, Furniture, and Industrial Design — Earth Sciences and Geography.

A mineral consisting of a microcrystalline variety of quartz. It occurs in several forms, including a large number of semiprecious gemstones; for example, sard, carnelian, jasper, onyx,...

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deal

Overview page. Subjects: Decorative Arts, Furniture, and Industrial Design — Plant Sciences and Forestry.

Softwood planking imported to Britain, especially from the Baltic region. Usually it is composed of Scots pine (red deal) or Norway spruce (white deal).

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soda glass

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Early form of glass consisting of a composition of silica and sodium carbonate (soda); the glass was not durable, and reacted easily with water. Glass was made durable by the ...

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sycamore

Overview page. Subjects: Decorative Arts, Furniture, and Industrial Design — Plant Sciences and Forestry.

1 (UK) See Acer.

2 (Near East) See Ficus.

3 (N. America) See Platanus.

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