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bronze
used in War and Peace

2 meanings, 4 uses
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1  —1 use as in:
bronze won't corrode in salt water
Definition
a brownish-colored metal with red or yellow hues that is made of copper and (usually) tin
  • Just as the mother and son, having reached the middle of the hall, were about to ask their way of an elderly footman who had sprung up as they entered, the bronze handle of one of the doors turned and Prince Vasili came out—wearing a velvet coat with a single star on his breast, as was his custom when at home—taking leave of a good-looking, dark-haired man.
    Book One — 1805 (43% in)
bronze = made of a brownish metal
There are no more uses of "bronze" flagged with this meaning in War and Peace.

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2  —3 uses as in:
her bronze is on display
Definition
something made of the brownish metal with the same name — such as a sculpture (statue) or a third place medal
  • "Get along!" said several voices, and one of the soldiers, evidently afraid that Pierre might want to take from them some of the plate and bronzes that were in the drawer, moved threateningly toward him.
    Book Eleven — 1812 (96% in)
bronzes = sculptures made of a brownish metal of the same name
Other Uses (with this meaning)
  • The price of weapons, of gold, of carts and horses, kept rising, but the value of paper money and city articles kept falling, so that by midday there were instances of carters removing valuable goods, such as cloth, and receiving in payment a half of what they carted, while peasant horses were fetching five hundred rubles each, and furniture, mirrors, and bronzes were being given away for nothing.
    Book Eleven — 1812 (33% in)
  • bronzes = sculptures made of a brownish metal of the same name
  • Cases full of china, bronzes, pictures, and mirrors that had been so carefully packed the night before now lay about the yard, and still they went on searching for and finding possibilities of unloading this or that and letting the wounded have another and yet another cart.
    Book Eleven — 1812 (39% in)
bronzes = sculptures made of a brownish metal of the same name
There are no more uses of "bronze" flagged with this meaning in War and Peace.

Typical Usage  (best examples)
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