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bronze
used in The Hidden Oracle

2 meanings, 39 uses
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1  —14 uses 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
  • Out of the shadows dropped a furry black monster dog—a hellhound—and astride his back was a young man with a glowing bronze sword.
    p. 330.8
bronze = made of a type of high-quality metal
Other Uses (with this meaning)
  • With a metallic shink, Percy's pen grew into a blade of glowing Celestial bronze.
    p. 54.3
  • I was going to ask what happens if I just slice and dice these mouth-breathers with Celestial bronze.
    p. 57.5
  • One was a tall boy of about thirteen, his skin burnished bronze and his cornrows woven like DNA helixes.
    p. 85.7
  • It resonates best with Celestial bronze.
    p. 181.7
  • It was made from Celestial bronze—thin sheets of metal acid-etched to resemble the grain of blond oak wood.
    p. 212.2
  • They spit acid that can melt through bronze armor and—
    p. 216.2
  • Their pincers can snap through Celestial bronze.
    p. 227.2
  • I tried to break my ridiculous combat ukulele, but the Celestial bronze instrument defied my attempts.
    p. 233.6
  • You had the nerve to put a hundred-foot-tall bronze statue in your front lawn!
    p. 280.9
  • Imagine seeing yourself as a hundred-foot-tall bronze statue—a replica of your own magnificence, gleaming in the late afternoon light.
    p. 316.2
  • A criminally beautiful hundred-foot-tall Celestial bronze giant was another thing entirely.
    p. 318.2
  • Meanwhile, at his feet, Connor Stoll and Harley used twin flamethrowers to give the Colossus a molten pedicure, while the Nike twins manned a catapult, lobbing boulders at the Colossus's Celestial bronze crotch.
    p. 319.6
  • Spiraling down from the clouds was a large winged creature that glinted of Celestial bronze.
    p. 350.8

There are no more uses of "bronze" flagged with this meaning in The Hidden Oracle.

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2  —2 uses as in:
a bronze tan
Definition
a reddish-brown or yellowish-brown color like that of one of the metals with the same name — often used to refer to a suntan or a dark glowing complexion
  • I had a flashback to my dream of the sun bus careening toward a giant bronze face.
    p. 310.8
  • I gripped the wheel and stared in horror as a massive bronze face loomed outside the windshield.
    p. 82.5

There are no more uses of "bronze" flagged with this meaning in The Hidden Oracle.

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exact meaning not specified
  • The prophecy from Dodona speaks of the bronze fire-eater, but .... it feels wrong for me to ask you to risk your lives.
    p. 358.4
  • I saw Hyacinthus, his bronze shoulders and dark ringlets gleaming in the sunlight.
    p. 61.6
  • During the fight with Gaea, Leo and his bronze dragon, Festus, disappeared in a midair fiery explosion.
    p. 114.0
  • Once upon a time, I could have divined his whereabouts as easily as you might check a Facebook timeline, but now I could only stare at the sky and wonder when a small impish demigod might appear with a bronze dragon and a plate of tacos.
    p. 115.7
  • Along Sherman's cheek, his zigzag scar darkened to bronze.
    p. 148.6
  • From her coat pocket, she pulled two loops of bronze, like resistance bands of braided metal.
    p. 154.7
  • The bronze bands around my leg began to chafe.
    p. 164.4
  • Next to me, in the glow of the apple, Meg seemed to have turned to bronze.
    p. 170.2
  • Nero's voice turned as hard as bronze.
    p. 283.7
  • A single voice boomed forth from the wind chimes, like a cheerleader screaming through a megaphone: There once was a god named Apollo
    Who plunged in a cave blue and hollow
    Upon a three-seater
    The bronze fire-eater
    Was forced death and madness to swallow
    The wind chimes stilled.
    p. 304.3
  • Its nostrils were sealed with bronze ....
    p. 322.4
  • However, it seemed better than our other option, which was to be crushed under a two-ton bronze foot.
    p. 322.7
  • We might be able to outmaneuver this giant hunk of good-looking bronze.
    p. 326.6
  • Then, from somewhere above us, a voice yelled, "Hey, Bronze Butt!"
    p. 330.2
  • All right, who unleashed the giant bronze guy?
    p. 331.8
  • She leaped off the Colossus's head, vaporized into shadow, and reappeared on the ground, bounding after her new bronze stick.
    p. 332.7
  • "Hey, Bronze Butt!" he yelled again.
    p. 333.0
  • They ran ahead of the Colossus, jeering at him, throwing things, and calling him Bronze Butt.
    p. 333.7
  • To avoid running into the huge bronze Colossus directly in their path, they dove toward the earth.
    p. 334.8
  • Together they galloped into the surf, Percy waving his sword and calling out various bronze-buttthemed insults to the Colossus.
    p. 337.4
  • They continued to harry the Colossus from both sides while Percy and Chiron galloped through the tide, Mrs. O'Leary romping at their heels with her new bronze stick.
    p. 337.9
  • But I recited the lines: "There once was a god named Apollo
    Who plunged in a cave blue and hollow
    Upon a three-seater
    The bronze fire-eater
    Was forced death and madness to swallow"
    Rachel covered her mouth.
    p. 349.6
  • Three-seater, bronze fire-eater, yadda yadda.
    p. 349.9

There are no more uses of "bronze" in The Hidden Oracle.

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