[spee-guh l-ahy-zuh n]
- a lustrous, crystalline pig iron containing a large amount of manganese, sometimes 15 percent or more, used in making steel.
Origin of spiegeleisen
1865–70; < German, equivalent to Spiegel mirror + Eisen iron
Also called spie·gel, spiegel iron.
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Examples from the Web for spiegel
His gravestone, which read "Ich hab's gewagt," or "I have dared," was taken down, according to Germany's Spiegel Online.Neo-Nazi Hero Taken From Grave
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Piper Kerman is the author of the memoir Orange is the New Black: My Year in a Women's Prison (Spiegel Grau).Lindsay's Jail Life
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"Ideally [Karr/Reich wanted] people with children or children themselves, like me," Spiegel, now 19, tells The Daily Beast.
Note: Sax and Spiegel will be appearing on the Today show on Wednesday morning to discuss John Mark Karr.
"I had to listen to him all the time talk about how heartbroken and bitter he was about Brooke," Spiegel says.
"It is the unexpected honour," stammered Spiegel, who was in the chair.
Come out of that chair, Spiegel my boy, for I shall preside now.
This passage has been set aside as an interpolation by both Spiegel and Haug.Ten Great Religions
James Freeman Clarke
Steel makers usually prefer to introduce manganese in the form of ferromanganese rather than as spiegel.
On the other hand, the ores of the United States as a whole are better adapted to the manufacture of spiegel.
- a type of pig iron that is rich in manganese and carbon
C19: German, from Spiegel mirror + Eisen iron
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