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, and with him base metal is never offered us for gold.
Base metal though it were, it seemed pure gold to his listeners.
It is base metal from the devil's mint, and is worthless in God's sight.
You ring a choice few of these on the counter and prove them base metal.
There was alloy, base metal of course, even in the greatest of the three.