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rusty iron

rusty iron in Technology

jargon, hardware
Synonym tired iron. It has been claimed that this is the inevitable fate of water MIPS.
[Jargon File]

The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing, © Denis Howe 2010
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  • The rusty iron gate in the demesne wall swung open and we passed out.

    Waysiders Seumas O'Kelly
  • It frets in like rusty iron, my son; and Andy's supped his fill of it.

    The Three Mulla-mulgars Walter De La Mare
  • Dyke laughed as the visitor turned over the stones and the bit of rusty iron.

    Diamond Dyke George Manville Fenn
  • You might fasten me here with links of rusty iron, but in my eyes they'd be a chain of gold.

    Bolanyo Opie Percival Read
  • There was a rusty iron stove and the bunk room boasted a rough stone fireplace.

    Louisiana Lou William West Winter
  • The steps were of the conventional brownstone with rusty iron railings.

    The Hills of Refuge Will N. Harben
  • Moving ever in the shadow of the wall, she came to a rusty iron stair.

  • They went up a narrow staircase with a rusty iron balustrade.

    The Cathedral Joris-Karl Huysmans
  • The rusty iron gate was open, and a procession was passing in.

    Jupiter Lights Constance Fenimore Woolson

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