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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR ZINC

The roof of the great porch of the kitchen-door was covered with zinc.

The letters were then transferred to the zinc by pressure, so as to be printed from.

Bending over his bench, he was now artistically cutting out his zinc.

It so happened that on that day he was to fix the last sheets of zinc.

Then Gervaise understood that he fancied he was on a roof, laying down sheets of zinc.

The trouble was more to get it level and lash it proper with zinc wire.

Put the carbon and zinc which are attached to the black jar cover into the jar.

Then the zinc combined with the rest of the acid to form what chemists call a salt.

One of the best metals to get the hydrogen out with is zinc.

For easily fusing, make an alloy of equal parts of brass and zinc.

WORD ORIGIN

1650s, from German Zink, perhaps related to Zinke "prong, point;" said to have been used first by Paracelsus (c.1526) on analogy of the form of its crystals after smelting. Zinke is from Old High German zint "a point, jag," from Proto-Germanic *tindja "tine" (cf. Old Norse tindr "point, top, summit," Old English tind "prong, spike;" cf. tine).

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