German \Ger"man\, a. [L. Germanus. See German, n.]
Of or pertaining to Germany.
. See Dunker
, a wood-boring tool, having a long elliptical
pod and a scew point.
(Zool.), the crucian carp.
(Bot.), a kind of millet (Setaria Italica
var.), whose seed is sometimes used for food.
, a prepared food for caged birds.
(Metal.), the process of reducing copper ore
in a blast furnace, after roasting, if necessary.
, a substitute for sarsaparilla extract.
, a polony, or gut stuffed with meat partly
(Chem.), a silver-white alloy, hard and
tough, but malleable and ductile, and quite permanent in
the air. It contains nickel, copper, and zinc in varying
proportions, and was originally made from old copper slag
at Henneberg. A small amount of iron is sometimes added to
make it whiter and harder. It is essentially identical
with the Chinese alloy packfong
. It was formerly much
used for tableware, knife handles, frames, cases, bearings
of machinery, etc., but is now largely superseded by other
(Metal.), a metal made from bog iron ore in a
forge, with charcoal for fuel.
(Typog.), a character resembling modern German
type, used in English printing for ornamental headings,
etc., as in the words,
Note: This line is German Text.
. See Amadou.