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spelter

[′spel·tər]
(metallurgy)
A commercially pure grade of zinc used in galvanizing; contains lead or iron as impurities.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

zinc

A hard bluish white metal, brittle at normal temperatures, very malleable and ductile when heated; not subject to corrosion; used for galvanizing sheet steel and iron, in various metal alloys, and as an oxide for white paint pigment.
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In 1990, there were 57 plywood mills in the South; by 2000 the number had dropped to 50, according to Spelter at Forest Products Laboratory.
"Prices will be less volatile, but don't kiss volatility goodbye," says Spelter, who adds that prices will likely move within a $100 band, rather than the $200 or $300 of recent years.
Profile of softwood sawmills in the United States and Canada 2013 (Spelter et al.
Some Chiparus figures were made in spelter cold-painted to represent bronze and ivorene, an early plastic, which was cast and also painted in bright colours.
Between these, in well painted Gothic niches interspersed by columns, stand three gilt spelter figures: the central figure is of Christ enthroned, to his right stands Saint Louis, King of France (in addition to holding his customary crown of thorns, he has a hand-topped staff as depicted in his portrait by El Greco), to Christ's left stands a queen or saint holding an orb and purse - she may represent Queen Margaret of Provence or, more probably, Queen Blanche of Castile, Louis' mother.
41 Spelter is a common commercial form of which metal?
Bridgend College will be running the teaching arm of the training centre, which has been set up in the Spelter Industrial Estate, Nantyffyllon, near Maesteg.
Best Buy plans to open a 45,000-SF store in Fayetteville by spring, said Connie Spelter, a company spokeswoman.
A raid yesterday recovered a complete battery for the manufacture of coins, casts, spelter and moulds.
These included Mary Dillwyn, who was Wales' first female photographer; Thereza Dillwyn Llewellyn, an astronomer and photographer; and Amy Dillwyn, an early female industrialist and an iconoclastic novelist, who saved a spelter works from collapse and subsequently achieved financial success.