steel


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steel

an industrial metal.

steel mesh
see surgical mesh.
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The steel glimmers not for the carving of the banquet, It is hard, broad, and sharply pointed; The torch goeth not to the bridal chamber, It steams and glitters blue with sulphur.
Nay," interrupted the Friar, "I bid thee speak not so scurrilously neither, lest thou mayst perchance feel the prick of an inch or so of blue steel.
Beneath the second dial he found the steel pin severed as in the other, but the controlling mechanism had first been set for a point upon the western hemisphere.
I wonder, my Lord Guido, if my sword Is better tempered than this steel of yours?
To-night will settle the great issue Whether the Prince's or the merchant's steel Is better tempered.
Simone disarms Guido] My gentle Lord, you see that I was right My sword is better tempered, finer steel, But let us match our daggers.
I went in and saw the surgeon labor awhile, but could not enjoy; it was much less trying to see the wounds given and received than to see them mended; the stir and turmoil, and the music of the steel, were wanting here--one's nerves were wrung by this grisly spectacle, whilst the duel's compensating pleasurable thrill was lacking.
But Umslopogaas held up the great Groan- Maker, the iron chieftainess, and examined its curved points of blue steel, the gouge that stands behind it, and the beauty of its haft, bound about with wire of brass, and ending in a knob like the knob of a stick, as a lover looks upon the beauty of his bride.
Now he reached the gate of the kraal, now there was rush, a light of downward falling steel, and something swept past him.
Yonder Woodpecker has a bill of steel, and he can use it well," said the councillor to him who stood by him.
However, Mittal's deal for Arcelor was a move to combine two of the largest steel companies in the world to create the largest steel company, sending the signal to the industry that every steel company in the world is a potential acquisition target, from the largest to small, privately owned operations, says Thomas Danjczek, president of the Steel Manufacturers Association, an association of North American steel mini-mills.
which is looking for performance and improved NVH for its vehicles, is using engines fitted with forged steel crankshafts under the hoods of its latest vehicles, the Lucerne and the LaCrosse.