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bronze


She received the bronze medal at the Olympics.
  a reddish brown metal that is made of copper and (usually) tin

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the reddish-brown color of the metal (such as a bronze tan)

or:

something made of the alloy — such as a sculpture
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Bronze metals in the Olympics and many other contests are awarded for third place.

With the discovery of bronze (about 3,000 BC), people could make tools and weapons that were harder and more durable than those made of copper and stone that preceded bronze.
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  • She received the bronze medal at the Olympics.
  • The sculpture of a bull made on Wall Street is made of bronze.
  • Harry counted out five little bronze coins,
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone
  • Annabeth drew her bronze knife.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Lightning Thief

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  • Elston Hubbard was already in the ring, flexing his forearm muscles so the Marine Corps emblem jumped on the smooth bronze skin.
    Robert Lipsyte  --  The Contender
  • Up from the bronze threshold silver doorposts rose
    Homer  --  The Odyssey
  • Annabeth’s bronze knife lay on the deck.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Sea of Monsters
  • It was about sixty feet long, snout to tail, its body made of interlocking bronze plates.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Lost Hero
  • Underneath, bronze gears whirred.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Battle of the Labyrinth
  • Luke carried a bronze knife.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Last Olympian

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  • It was, as I think I have said, of bronze.
    H.G. Wells  --  The Time Machine
  • He’d turned a pen into a bronze sword.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Son of Neptune
  • The Leader stood before Sam and Elma, his mask beaten of polished bronze,
    Ray Bradbury  --  The Martian Chronicles
  • I was in a long small chamber—on one side of it was a bronze door that could not be opened, for it had no handle.
    Stephen Vincent Benét  --  By the Waters of Babylon
  • She thought of silent antechambers hung with Oriental tapestry, illumined by tall bronze candelabra, and of two great footmen in knee breeches who sleep in the big armchairs, made drowsy by the oppressive heat of the stove.
    Guy de Maupassant  --  The Diamond Necklace
  • She seized the rugged spear tipped with a bronze point—
    Homer  --  The Odyssey
  • Gripping her bronze spear,
    Homer  --  The Odyssey
  • Pausing beside her there, he clasped her right hand
    and relieving her at once of her long bronze spear,
    Homer  --  The Odyssey
  • Odysseus sailed that way, you see, in his swift trim ship,
    hunting deadly poison to smear on his arrows’ bronze heads.
    Homer  --  The Odyssey
  • Telemachus strode in too, a bronze spear in his grip
    Homer  --  The Odyssey
  • not even if right before his eyes some enemy brought down
    a brother or darling son with a sharp bronze blade.
    Homer  --  The Odyssey
  • ...he’d cut
    a troop of Trojans down with his long bronze sword,
    Homer  --  The Odyssey
  • Many of them were killed, many survived as well,
    but only two who captained your bronze-armored units
    died on the way home—
    Homer  --  The Odyssey
  • They’re poised to cut Telemachus down with bronze swords
    on his way back home.
    Homer  --  The Odyssey
  • Come,
    take bronze tools, cut your lengthy timbers,
    make them into a broad-beamed raft
    Homer  --  The Odyssey
  • She gave him a heavy bronze ax that fit his grip,
    both blades well-honed, with a fine olive haft
    lashed firm to its head.
    Homer  --  The Odyssey
  • Walls plated in bronze, crowned with a circling frieze
    glazed as blue as lapis, ran to left and right
    Homer  --  The Odyssey
  • I’ll give the man this sword.
    It’s solid bronze and the hilt has silver studs,
    Homer  --  The Odyssey
  • Then heat a bronze cauldron over the fire, boil water,
    Homer  --  The Odyssey
  • First go down to Pylos, question old King Nestor,
    then cross over to Sparta, to red-haired Menelaus,
    of all the bronze-armored Achaeans the last man back.
    Homer  --  The Odyssey
  • but Telemachus headed down to his father’s storeroom,
    broad and vaulted, piled high with gold and bronze,
    chests packed with clothing, vats of redolent oil.
    Homer  --  The Odyssey
  • Oh dear girl," Eurycleia the fond old nurse replied,
    "kill me then with a bronze knife—no mercy—or let me live,
    here in the palace—I’ll hide nothing from you now!
    Homer  --  The Odyssey
  • ...Would to god
    I’d died there too and met my fate that day the Trojans,
    swarms of them, hurled at me with bronze spears,
    fighting over the corpse of proud Achilles!
    Homer  --  The Odyssey
  • Now as Odysseus approached Alcinous’ famous house
    a rush of feelings stirred within his heart,
    bringing him to a standstill,
    even before he crossed the bronze threshold ….
    Homer  --  The Odyssey
  • As the sun sprang up, leaving the brilliant waters in its wake,
    climbing the bronze sky to shower light on immortal gods
    and mortal men across the plowlands ripe with grain—
    Homer  --  The Odyssey
  • A metal star made of bronze tumbled into his lap.
    Laurie Halse Anderson  --  The Impossible Knife of Memory
  • Bronze?
    Gillian Flynn  --  Gone Girl
  • The central fountain with its mermaid statue glimmered under the late afternoon sunlight, which turned the water to bronze.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Heavenly Fire
  • You won a bronze medal in 2000?
    Dave Eggers  --  The Circle
  • Though Golan stood behind Emma with her arms locked in a hold, wrestling her toward the railing, it was as if they’d been cast in bronze.
    Ransom Riggs  --  Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children
  • I chipped casings off bronze castings, washed glassware, and ground ore for alloys.
    Patrick Rothfuss  --  The Name of the Wind
  • Red-bronze leaves.
    Sharon M. Draper  --  Out of My Mind
  • With a metallic shink, Percy’s pen grew into a blade of glowing Celestial bronze.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Trials of Apollo
  • You’re to reach the staircase as quickly as possible, hurry up the stairs, and ring the bronze bell that hangs at the top.
    Trenton Lee Stewart  --  The Mysterious Benedict Society
  • The oaks along the roadway glowed yellow and bronze.
    Elizabeth George Speare  --  The Witch of Blackbird Pond
  • "Yes," Chaol said, his bronze eyes flashing.
    Sarah J. Maas  --  Throne of Glass
  • I would have to use my all to perhaps find an unknown metal, strong but very light, or devise a different formula for a known one, mix some bronze with some iron and some air in a way ignored for a thousand years.
    William Goldman  --  The Princess Bride
  • A calloused hand, a healed cut, the shiny slash of a burn on the deep bronze skin.
    Ellen Raskin  --  The Westing Game
  • A sunny day: bumblebees explored the wildflowers that grew in the corner of the graveyard, dangling from the gorse and the bluebells, droning their deep lazy buzz, while Bod lay in the spring sunlight watching a bronze-colored beetle wandering across the stone of G Reeder, his wife, Dorcas, and their son Sebastian (Fidelis ad Mortem).
    Neil Gaiman  --  The Graveyard Book
  • The chandelier was bronze, held a dozen bulbs, and looked to weigh a ton.
    David Baldacci  --  Zero Day
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