base metal

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n base metal a metal that is common and not considered precious "lead, iron, copper, tin, and zinc are base metals"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • 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.
    • Base metal See under Metal.
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Quotations

  • Sir William Osler
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    “Work is the open sesame of every portal, the great equalizer in the world, the true philosopher's stone which transmutes all the base metal of humanity into gold.”

Usage

In literature:

The platform's ring-shaped base was less than a meter thick, standing on four metal legs.
"Wind" by Charles Louis Fontenay
Entire fish are usually supported by metal standards rising from a wooden base.
"Home Taxidermy for Pleasure and Profit" by Albert B. Farnham
The base of the case is made of fine JEWELER'S METAL, which is guaranteed to wear 20 years.
"Golden Days for Boys and Girls" by Various
One very hopeful fact can be deduced for the comfort of the base metal mining industry as a whole.
"Principles of Mining" by Herbert C. Hoover
An oxid is a combination of oxygen with a metal or base destitute of an acid.
"Tin Foil and Its Combinations for Filling Teeth" by Henry L. Ambler
They consist, as you already know, of metallic bases combined with oxygen.
"Conversations on Chemistry, V. 1-2" by Jane Marcet
We were accounted of him as base metal, and he abstaineth from our ways as from uncleannesses.
"Select Masterpieces of Biblical Literature" by Various
Greater security is obtained if the paraffin around the base of the block is melted by means of a hot metal or glass rod.
"The Elements of Bacteriological Technique" by John William Henry Eyre
The precious metals and the sulphides of the base metals are rare.
"The Economic Aspect of Geology" by C. K. Leith
He wished to know how to prolong life, to change base metals to gold, to do things at once by the power of the will.
"ZigZag Journeys in Northern Lands;" by Hezekiah Butterworth
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In news:

A Hampton-based precision machining and metal fabrication firm, has promoted Victor W. Brown to chief financial officer and Charles M. Jackson III to chief operating officer.
CARTHAGE – John W McDougall Co. Inc, a Nashville-based industrial metal systems designer and fabricator, has opened a new fabrication facility in Carthage .
Scotty Heath of Oakland-based punk and metal label Tankcrimes just released five cassettes of albums he already put out on vinyl or CD.
Google has a new heavy metal-based TV commercial which has a Halloween undercurrent.
RICHMOND, Va.—The manager of a Virginia-based heavy metal band says its lead singer will vigorously defend himself against a charge that he caused a fan's death at a concert in the Czech Republic.
The manager of a Virginia-based heavy metal band says its lead singer will vigorously defend himself against a charge that he caused a fan's death at a concert in the Czech Republic.
To celebrate the event, the Mint has created a collection of coins in base metal to BU standard, silver proof, silver piedfort proof and gold proof.
Stanford R Ovshinsky, the Michigan-based inventor whose development of the nickel-metal hydride battery helped the Toyota Prius become the world's first successful hybrid car, died on Wednesday evening, aged 89.
The base bid for repairs on the 47-foot-tall conical light house includes spot-coating new and repaired metal surfaces and the entrance door.
Investors should expect depressed results, mostly impacted by lower iron ore prices and a lack of contribution from its base metal division, which should remain in the red.
Lucas -Milhaupt Inc, a Milwaukee-based subsidiary of Handy & Harman Ltd, has acquired a metal processing company based in Poland.
Eugene-based metal fabricator Mohawk Metal is expanding with a new location in Vancouver, Wash. Mohawk has 70 employees at its 35,000-square-foot shop off Prairie Road in northwest Eugene.
Lucifer Furnaces delivered an industrial heat-treating box furnace for use with inert atmosphere to Mott Corp. A provider of porous metal products and filters based in Farmington, Conn.
Stockholm, Sweden-based Electrolux and IG Metall, a German manufacturing trade union, reached an agreement today on terms for closing Electrolux's laundry appliance factory in Nuremberg , Germany.
I'm anxiously awaiting the third and final installment of this month's One Man Metal documentary—the first two have already been posted by Noisey, a video-based music division of Vice.
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In science:

This may provide us the possibility of fabricating magneto-conductance switching devices based on the AB effect in defective metallic nanotubes.
Aharonov-Bohm differential conductance modulation in defective metallic single-wall carbon nanotubes
Such results may be applied for manipulating defective metallic nanotubes into quantum interference devices, say, for the construction of nanotube magneto-conductance devices based on the AB effect.
Aharonov-Bohm differential conductance modulation in defective metallic single-wall carbon nanotubes
The code includes Compton cooling, atomic cooling based on collisional equilibrium and low-temperature cooling due to metals.
Stellar Feedback in Dwarf Galaxy Formation
Note that there is a suggestion of the existence of metal-free stellar populations at z ≈ 3 based on observed data (Jimenez & Haiman 2006).
Detections of Lyman Continuum from Star-forming Galaxies at z~3 Through Subaru/Suprime-Cam Narrow-band Imaging
The expected colors with the stellar population at zero metallicity based on the SED by Schaerer (2003) from z = 3.0 to z = 3.3 are also shown (labeled with “Pop-III”).
Detections of Lyman Continuum from Star-forming Galaxies at z~3 Through Subaru/Suprime-Cam Narrow-band Imaging
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