One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
An alloy of copper and tin for making bells, with a higher tin content than in bronze.
- ‘Prominent items include bell metal and wrought iron figurines, statues, lamps and other artifacts depicting the traditional gods, goddesses and animal figurines.’
- ‘With Christmas and New Year just round the corner, the accent is also on brass and bell metal lamps, in traditional and modern shapes.’
- ‘There were strikingly beautiful items made of wrought iron and bell metal, terracotta, silk and wood craft.’
- ‘We pushed open the 600 year-old great oak door, hard as bell metal with the patina of pilgrimage etched deep into its rough grain and stepped in.’
- ‘Local artisans also produce brassware and items made from bell metal (an alloy of copper and tin).’
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