alloyage definition

  • noun:
    • The act or art of alloying metals.
    • The mixture or alloy hence created.
    • The work or art of alloying metals; additionally, the mixture or alloy.
    • The practice or procedure for alloying metals; specifically, in minting, the rehearse of increasing the gold and silver coins a little proportion of a baser one, to harden them, using object of producing an obvious impression when the coins are hit, as well as preventing or decreasing abrasion as they come in blood circulation. See alloy, n., 2.
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