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  • adjective metallurgy Not smelted; not having been subjected to a smelting process; still in the state of being an unrefined ore.


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  • “Oh, I know,” she said, in an accent that mixed New York, Georgia, and London in one strange farrago of unsmelted phonemes.

    Summer Vacation, Pt. 1 – The Bleat. 2009

  • That to change the first words, which rose unsmelted

    On Pickiness 1996

  • Their implements consisted of polished stone, occasionally of unsmelted copper, and in Mexico and Peru, of bronze.

    Early European History Hutton Webster

  • The elegant filigree-work of West End luxury may here be seen unsmelted, as it were, and in the ore.

    Fighting the Flames 1859

  • Iron, steel, glass, and silk were not used in the New World before 1492 (except for occasional use of unsmelted meteoric iron).

    Latest Articles 2009


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