bronze


bronze
Bronze was harder than copper and came to replace it in weaponry. It also had a bright, shiny surface—hence the simile in Rev. 1:15.

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  • 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Bronze — Bronze, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Bronzed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Bronzing}.] [Cf. F. bronzer. See {Bronze}, n.] 1. To give an appearance of bronze to, by a coating of bronze powder, or by other means; to make of the color of bronze; as, to bronze plaster… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Bronze — This article is about the metal alloy. For other uses, see Bronze (disambiguation). Bronze Chola statue of Nataraja from India at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City Bronze is a metal alloy consisting primarily of copper, usually with… …   Wikipedia

  • Bronze — Fragment einer Bronzebüste von Marcus Aurelius, etwa 170 n. Chr. Als Bronzen werden Legierungen mit mindestens 60 Prozent Kupfer bezeichnet, soweit sie nicht Messinge sind, also ihr Hauptlegierungszusatz nicht Zink ist. Die Sammelbezeichnung… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • BRONZE — s. m. Alliage de cuivre, d étain et de zinc. Une statue de bronze. Un cheval de bronze. Des médailles de bronze. Graver sur le bronze. Fondeur en bronze. Couler en bronze.   Il se dit aussi de Tout morceau de sculpture de bronze. Voilà un beau… …   Dictionnaire de l'Academie Francaise, 7eme edition (1835)

  • BRONZE — n. m. Alliage de cuivre, d’étain et accessoirement de plusieurs autres métaux (zinc, fer, plomb). Une statue de bronze. Un cheval de bronze. Des médailles de bronze. Graver sur le bronze. Fondeur en bronze. Couler dans le bronze. Il se dit aussi… …   Dictionnaire de l'Academie Francaise, 8eme edition (1935)

  • bronze — I. transitive verb (bronzed; bronzing) Date: 1645 to give the appearance of bronze to < a bronzed sculpture >; also tan 2 • bronzer noun II. noun Usage: often attributive …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Bronze Age sword — Bronze Age swords appear from around the 17th century BC, evolving out of the dagger. Early examples with typical leaf shaped blades are found in Mesopotamia, around the Mediterranean, particularly in Crete, and around the Black… …   Wikipedia

  • Bronze sculpture — Bronze is the most popular metal for cast metal sculptures; a cast bronze sculpture is often called simply a bronze . Common bronze alloys have the unusual and desirable property of expanding slightly just before they set, thus filling the finest …   Wikipedia

  • Bronze age — 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Bronze powder — 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English


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