Etymology
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found (v.2)
"to cast metal," late 14c., originally "to mix, mingle," from Old French fondre "pour out, melt, smelt" (12c.), from Latin fundere (past participle fusus) "to melt, cast, pour out," from nasalized form of PIE root *gheu- "to pour." Meaning "to cast metal" is from 1560s. Related: Founded; founding.
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founder (n.2)
"one who casts metal," c. 1400, agent noun from found (v.2).
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headbanger (n.)
"devotee of heavy metal music," 1984, from head (n.) + agent noun from bang (v.).
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foil (n.)
"very thin sheet of metal," early 14c., foile, from Old French foil, fueill, fueille "leaf; foliage; sheet of paper; sheet of metal" (12c., Modern French fueille), from Latin folia, plural (mistaken for fem. singular) of folium "leaf" (from PIE root *bhel- (3) "to thrive, bloom").

The sense of "one who enhances another by contrast" (1580s) is from the practice of backing a gem with metal foil to make it shine more brilliantly. The meaning "light sword used in fencing" (1590s) could be from this sense, or from foil (v.). The sense of "metallic food wrap" is from 1897.
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halide (n.)
a compound of a halogen and a metal radical, 1844, from Swedish (Berzelius, 1825), from halo- + chemical suffix -ide.
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wiredraw (v.)
1590s, "to make wire by drawing metal," from wire (n.) + draw (v.). Related: Wiredrawer; wiredrawing.
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plumb-bob (n.)

"conoid-shaped metal weight attached to the end of a plumb-line," 1835, from plumb (n.) + bob (n.1).

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plumbo- 
word-forming element meaning "lead" (the metal), from combining form of Latin plumbum "lead" (see plumb (n.)).
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jinglet (n.)
"loose metal ball serving as the clapper of a sleigh-bell," 1875, diminutive of jingle (n.).
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Hephaestus 

Greek god of fire and metal-working, from Latinized form of Greek Hēphaistos, a pre-Greek word of unknown origin.

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