fine-metal


fine-metal
(fay-n'-mé-tal ; c'est la prononciation anglaise conservée) s. m.
Fonte refroidie au moyen de l'eau après avoir subi une grande épuration dans la finerie.
   Angl. fine, beau (voy. fin 2), et metal.

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