In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- Originally, pewter was defined as an alloy of tin and lead, but to avoid toxicity and dullness of finish, lead is excluded from modern pewter.
- The reproduction industry did not focus attention on wrought iron as it did on pewter, brass and copper.
- Their enterprise really began to grow after they switched from silver to pewter, an alloy of lead and tin.
- Modern pewter is mostly tarnish-resistant alloys of about 90% tin with antimony or copper.
- The traditional alloy of pewter most widely used into the 17th Century consisted of tin and copper with small amounts of other elements.
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Many words formed by the addition of the suffix –ster are now obsolete - which ones are due a resurgence?
As their breed names often attest, dogs are a truly international bunch. Let’s take a look at 12 different dog breed names and their backstories.