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Brass

An alloy of copper and zinc. It has low friction and so is used in manufactured products such as gears and valves. It is also used in musical instruments.. It may be traded as a commodity on exchanges such as the London Metal Exchange.
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l Using your fingers, gently press a sheet of Dutch metal transfer leaf on to the gold-sized areas until all the leaf has transferred to the sticky bits.
Stores such Miller's Art Shop in Glasgow sell a book of 20 leaves of Dutch metal for just pounds 6.45, and the adhesive you use with this, called size, costs from pounds 3.50 .
The company then became involved in a multi-billion pound merger with Dutch metals producer Hoogovens in 1999.
A Dutch metals group that handles more than half of Cuba's annual nickel sales is working on a project to renovate, develop and manage a north coast port here, said Willem van't Wout, president of Rotterdam-based Fondel International B.V., reports CANA-Reuters (November 3, 2000):