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Definition of Dutch foil
Dutch foiltouto. The English have applied the name especially to the
Germanic people living nearest them, the Hollanders. Cf.
Pertaining to Holland, or to its inhabitants.
Dutch auction. See under Auction.
Dutch cheese, a small, pound, hard cheese, made from skim
Dutch clinker, a kind of brick made in Holland. It is
yellowish, very hard, and long and narrow in shape.
Dutch clover (Bot.), common white clover (Trifolium
repens), the seed of which was largely imported into
England from Holland.
Dutch concert, a so-called concert in which all the singers
sing at the same time different songs. [Slang]
Dutch courage, the courage of partial intoxication. [Slang]
Dutch door, a door divided into two parts, horizontally, so
arranged that the lower part can be shut and fastened,
while the upper part remains open.
Dutch foil, Dutch leaf, or Dutch gold, a kind of brass
rich in copper, rolled or beaten into thin sheets, used in
Holland to ornament toys and paper; -- called also Dutch
mineral, Dutch metal, brass foil, and bronze leaf.
Dutch liquid (Chem.), a thin, colorless, volatile liquid,
C2H4Cl2, of a sweetish taste and a pleasant ethereal
odor, produced by the union of chlorine and ethylene or
olefiant gas; -- called also Dutch oil. It is so called
because discovered (in 1795) by an association of four
Hollandish chemists. See Ethylene, and Olefiant.
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