Her talisman was of base metal, the one cheap thing she wore, yet real.
If the quartz be clean, and the gold unmixed with base metal, the difficulty is small.
A pair of scales for weighing ore and buttons of base metal.
All this cry about base metal is "a dodge" to frighten the timid.
A franc is most likely too hard; it has base metal to alloy it.
He knows what is bad, ...