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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Pinch’beck.
 
So called from Christopher Pinchbeck, a musical-clock maker, of Fleet Street. (Died 1732.) The word is used for Brummagem gold; and the metal is a compound of copper, zinc, and tin.   1
        “Where, in these pinchbeck days, can we hope to find the old agricultural virtue in all its purity?”—Anthony Trollope: Framley Parsonage.
 


 Pinabel’lo or Pin’abel (in Orlando Furioso).Pindar. 

 
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