Thursday word of the day : Pinchbeck

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I'm sure there's some pinchbeck in this sweet little gold bead. There's less worry when it's not real gold!

\PINCH-bek\, noun, adjective:

1. an alloy of zinc and copper used to imitate gold in jewelry-making; by extension, something counterfeit; an imitation
2. not genuine; fake

by 1734, named for Christopher Pinchbeck (c1670-1732), London watchmaker, who developed the alloy

from dictionary.reference.com

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