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1A composite material used in a manufacturing process, especially to form a base coat of enamel or the body of a piece of pottery.
2The chemical constituents or tissues of which a living organism is composed; especially the relative proportion of fat and lean tissue in the body of a human or animal.
Mid 19th century; earliest use found in Andrew Ure (1778–1857), chemist.
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The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.