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 for packfong
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  German \Ger"man\, a. [L. Germanus. See German, n.]
     Of or pertaining to Germany.
     [1913 Webster]
     German Baptists. See Dunker.
     German bit, a wood-boring tool, having a long elliptical
        pod and a scew point.
     German carp (Zool.), the crucian carp.
     German+millet+(Bot.),+a+kind+of+millet+({Setaria+Italica">German millet (Bot.), a kind of millet ({Setaria Italica,
        var.), whose seed is sometimes used for food.
     German paste, a prepared food for caged birds.
     German process (Metal.), the process of reducing copper ore
        in a blast furnace, after roasting, if necessary.
     German sarsaparilla, a substitute for sarsaparilla extract.
     German sausage, a polony, or gut stuffed with meat partly
     German silver (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        proportions, and was originally made from old copper slag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        of machinery, etc., but is now largely superseded by other
        white alloys.
     German steel (Metal.), a metal made from bog iron ore in a
        forge, with charcoal for fuel.
     German text (Typog.), a character resembling modern German
        type, used in English printing for ornamental headings,
        etc., as in the words,
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     Note: This line is German Text.
     German tinder. See Amadou.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Packfong \Pack"fong`\ (p[a^]k"f[o^]ng`), n. [Chin. peh tung.]
     A Chinese alloy of nickel, zinc, and copper, resembling
     German silver.
     [1913 Webster]

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