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  • n  an alloy of copper and zinc that is used in cheap jewelry to imitate gold
  • s  serving as an imitation or substitute
    pinchbeck heroism

  • Action of this old pinchbeck piece takes place in an operatic troupe.
  • People, apparently, would rather hear some pinchbeck fellow gurgle a roulade than listen to the best constructed sermon.
  • James John ("Jimmy") Walker, New York City's glib, pinchbeck little Mayor, had to appear in court last week.
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  • Do you really need to take work-for-hire?
    For Dan Pinchbeck, creative director of The Chinese Room, work-for-hire was never an option: "It would be removing us from what we got into the games industry to do in the first place." ...
    July 11, 2013 - Gamasutra

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