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nickel

Edited by T. F. Hoad

in The Concise Oxford Dictionary of English Etymology

Published in print January 1996 | ISBN: 9780192830982
Published online January 2003 | e-ISBN: 9780191727153
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hard silvery-white lustrous mineral. XVIII. shortening of G. kupfernickel ‘copper nickel’ (mining name of the copper-coloured ore from which the

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Subjects: History of English

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