What does the word alloy mean?

Usage examples for alloy

  1. To this day, however, I fancy that there is a contemptuous alloy mixed up with the admiration which the higher classes of English society profess for their literary men. –  by
  2. " That is undoubtedly silver, or some alloy of metals of which silver is the principal part. – The Wonder Island Boys: Exploring the Island by Roger Thompson Finlay
  3. Their supplies of this alloy were limited, for it could be produced only in the Lo- Tan shops, for it was only there that they could develop the degree of electronic power necessary for its manufacture. – The Airlords of Han by Philip Francis Nowlan