Abyssinian gold

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Abyssinian gold (uncountable)

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  1. An alloy of approximately 90% copper and 10% zinc.
    • 1904, Mark Sykes & Edmund Sandars, D'Ordel's Pantechnicon
      It proved to be a spoon made of Abyssinian gold, a composition closely resembling in appearance the real article.