|Sporting Mag. Jan. VII 216/1: The Punters who occasionally make their bankers of all the tables tremble by the weight of their metal are Mr. Boone of the Guards [...] and Mr. Dashwood.|
|Memoirs (trans. W. McGinn) III 78: She’s only a fence for metal, tickers, and frippery.|
|Reading Mercury 20 May 3/4: We hope they will come to the mark well-fledged, as they will not only have the opportunity of laying out their spare metal, but also a fair chance of losing it.|
|Sydney Sportsman (Surry Hills, NSW)19 Dec. 1/8: The rush on Mardi for a place [is] attributed to the heavy metal of Mr ‘Plunger’ Bievier, who piled his money on the former colt.|
|Ade’s Fables 111: The Simp that pushed his Metal into the Box Office wanted Something Doing every minute and many Gals.‘The New Fable of the Uplifter’ in|
2. a pistol, a revolver, a gun.
|Layer Cake 110: The hounds round here ain’t dressed right if they ain’t carrying metal.|
3. a bullet, ammunition.
|Cadillac Beach 189: On the other side, a man was pacing. [...] Talking to himself: ‘Need to run down the Chinese angle on the shylock’s mazuma before the twist cops a roscoe and squirts metal at the brunos.’.|