One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A white alloy of nickel, zinc, and copper.
- ‘Nielsen Bainbridge offers a wide variety of silvers, from a raw aluminum look to a steel gray to brushed tones in its German silver.’
- ‘Based on a re-examination of the Fletcher site materials in the early 1990s, however, Mainfort now thinks the rings are not actually silver but a ‘gray metal’ alloy, perhaps German silver.’
- ‘This trim boxwood slide rule bound tipped in German silver was designed for use by technicians in textile trades.’
- ‘Rules were also produced in boxwood and German silver, but occasionally for the wellheeled customer or for making special presentation rules, ivory was substituted for boxwood.’
- ‘Enticing showpieces from Muradabad and sleek artefacts made of German silver are the highlights of the expo.’
German silver/ˈˌjərmən ˈsilvər/
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