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Electre

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Eléctre. n.s. [electrum, Latin.]

  1. Amber; which, having the quality when warmed by friction of attracting bodies, gave to one species of attraction the name of electricity, and to the bodies that so attract the epithet electrick.

  2. A mixed metal.

    Change silver plate or vessel into the compound stuff, being a kind of silver electre, and turn the rest into coin. Bacon.

Sources: Bacon, Francis (396)

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