gong metal


From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Gong \Gong\, n.
   1. [Malayan (Jav.) g[=o]ng.] An instrument, first used in the
      East, made of an alloy of copper and tin, shaped like a
      disk with upturned rim, and producing, when struck, a
      harsh and resounding noise.
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            O'er distant deserts sounds the Tartar gong.
                                                  --Longfellow.
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   2. (Mach.) A flat saucerlike bell, rung by striking it with a
      small hammer which is connected with it by various
      mechanical devices; a stationary bell, used to sound calls
      or alarms; -- called also gong bell.
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   Gong metal, an alloy (78 parts of copper, 22 of tin), from
      which Oriental gongs are made.
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