Friday, 13 June 2014



1. any of various alloys based on iron containing carbon (usually 0.1–1.7 per cent) and often small quantities of other elements such as phosphorus, sulphur, manganese, chromium, and nickel. Steels exhibit a variety of properties, such as strength, machinability, malleability, etc., depending on their composition and the way they have been treated
2. something that is made of steel
3. a steel stiffener in a corset, etc.
4. a ridged steel rod with a handle used for sharpening knives
5. the quality of hardness, especially with regard to a person's character or attitudes
6. (stock exchange) the quotation for steel shares
-verb (trans.)
7. to fit, plate, edge, or point with steel
8. to make hard and unfeeling

No matter how it steeled itself
Rust could not be kept at bay

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