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Word: amalgam

Definition: combination of different things; mixture of metals (containing mercury) used for filling holes in teeth

Sentences Containing 'amalgam'

"They are coiners on a large scale, and have used the machine to form the amalgam which has taken the place of silver."
Although initially solo players, within a month of active duty on the WCW roster, they paired together, their team name being an amalgam of their then-nicknames 'PerfectShawn' and 'The Main Event', respectively.
As regards its origin, Hermann Jacobi had suggested that the origin of "doha" can be traced to the Greek Hexametre, that it is an amalgam of two hexametres in one line.
As the action genre tends toward hyperbole, Ryback is an amalgam of everything that signifies Ultimate Warrior status, even more than Riggs had been in "Lethal Weapon".
In the Amalgam Comics universe, Zatanna is merged with Scarlet Witch of the Avengers to form a character known as Wanda Zatara, the White Witch.
It is a very rare mineral, consisting of a silver-rich variety of amalgam, containing about 87% silver and 13% mercury.
Kitchen Table International was a fictitious computer company created as a faux amalgam of Radio Shack, Apple Inc., Commodore Business Machines, and other organizations of the time, and was the subject of one of the earliest regular computer humor columns, appearing in Wayne Green’s 80 Micro magazine from January 1980 through July, 1983.
Other names for arquerite include, argental mercury, mercurian silver, and silver amalgam.
The being that emerged was an amalgam of Deviot's evil and Trakeena's power.
The field may be broadly recognised as an amalgam of three modes of social scientific thought in particular; Durkheimian sociological positivism and structural functionalism, Marxist historical materialism and conflict theory, and Weberian antipositivism and verstehen critique.
The organisation commenced operations in approximately 1950 and was formed as an amalgam of a number of ex-servicemen's organisations which had sprung up after soldiers, sailors and airmen had been 'demobbed' following service during the Emergency.
Their debut album was strongly influenced by British blues-based rock: an amalgam of sounds and styles from such rock bands as Black Sabbath, The Who, Cream and Led Zeppelin.
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