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precious metal

[′presh·əs ′med·əl]
(metallurgy)
A relatively scarce, valuable metal, such as gold, silver, and members of the platinum group.
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Here are the precious relics, and, oh, I pray you that you will handle them softly and with reverence, else had I rather left my unworthy bones here by the wayside.
With doffed caps and eager hands, the comrades took their new and precious possessions, and pressed onwards upon their journey, leaving the aged palmer still seated under the cherry-tree.
The ministry pointed out that the Precious Metals Laboratory in the Directorate is providing hallmarking of the works.
On May 16, 2016, London time, ICBC Standard Bank PLC, a subsidiary controlled by ICBC, officially signed the agreement with Barclays Bank regarding the acquisition of the latters precious metal warehouse in London and all relevant precious metal warehousing lines.
Head office: Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo; Representative Director & CEO: Akira Tanae) announced today that the manufacturing business of Tanaka Precious Metals, Tanaka Kikinzoku Kogyo K.
com, India's premier research company in export import market research, announced today that India's Natural or Cultured Pearls, Precious or Semi-Precious Stones, Precious Metals, Metals Clad with Precious Metal and its products exports in December- 2014 has fallen to US$ 513.
JALALABAD (PAN): Precious and semi-precious stones are being illegally excavated and traded in eastern Nuristan province in the absence of government's writ, an official complained on Wednesday.
The Dubai Multi Commodities Centre (DMCC) will host a conference on precious metals in Dubai, to discuss trends and latest developments in the global precious metals market.
Such is the case in Sapphire's Push (1996), a novel in which the protagonist, Claireece Precious Jones, has a destructive relationship with food and, like Derricotte, suffers from violence within the home.
Claireece Precious Jones, an overweight, illiterate 16 year old who lives a desperate life in 1987 Harlem, is the subject of the film "Precious," which showcases the struggles of the abused, misunderstood adolescent.
to begin pilot/commercial operations using its precious metals recovery technologies.
The take-over of the Precious Metal Group (PMG) of US company OMG by Belgian precious metals and advanced materials group Umicore was cleared by the European Commission on July 30.