Sunday, December 01, 2013

Word of the Day: pinchbeck

What's "the word I'm thinking of"? Today, it's...

pinchbeck [PINCH-bek] (noun or adjective)

Something cheap or counterfeit; an alloy of zinc and copper used to imitate gold

Magdalen was counting on the sale of Aunt Philomena's wedding band to finance her trip to the Azores. It was Mr. Dash's sad duty to inform her that it was nothing but a pinchbeck curtain ring.


TWITO, page 113!

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