We bounded from our seats as if galvanised, seized our caps and rushed out.
Every one jumps up, as if galvanised, at the first note of the rveille.
Well try to get a bit of galvanised steel in Nanaimo, he said.
Iron, whether plain or galvanised, is sold in sheets of 2ft.
Like a galvanised man he sprang on his legs and stood erect.
They should be of slate and galvanised iron, and never of lead or zinc.
To supply the demand for galvanised signalling and fencing cords, the machines must turn out 15,000 yards of strand per day.
I fear England is dead of Burgessry, and only walks about galvanised.
galvanised into alertness he listened intently, and heard the officer of the watch calmly reply, “Where away?”
Sherlock Holmes sprang out of his chair as if he had been galvanised.
1802, from French galvaniser, from galvanisme (see galvanism). Figurative sense of "excite, stimulate (as if by electricity)" first recorded 1853. Meaning "to coat with metal by means of galvanic electricity" (especially to plate iron with tin, but now typically to plate it with zinc) is from 1839.
He'll swear that in her dancing she cuts all others out,Related: Galvanized; galvanizing.
Though like a Gal that's galvanized, she throws her legs about.
[Thomas Hood, "Love has not Eyes," 1845]