His father owned a steel company, and Herman recalls one summer working in one of the steel mills.
Much of this iteration of the Man of steel borrows from the comic books for relevance.
Now the lead breacher explained how he cut through the steel doors bin Laden used to seal himself into the compound at night.
The classic example is public works, which require buying concrete and steel and lots of other stuff as well as employing workers.
With exposed brick, concrete, and steel, Pizza East is a stylish destination.
When these were lighted with flint and steel the problem was solved.
Little by little the steel lines crept over Jim's face again.
His slack, nervy figure needed but a word to make it taut as steel.
He removed his steel cap, holding it in his hand as he faced his captor.
Only a few days before he had wished for a particle of that steel that he might test it.
Old English style, from West Germanic adjective *stakhlijan "made of steel" (cf. Old Saxon stehli, Old Norse, Middle Low German stal, Danish staal, Swedish stål, Middle Dutch stael, Dutch staal, Old High German stahal, German Stahl), related to *stakhla "standing fast," from PIE *stek-lo-, from root *stak- "to stand, place, be firm" (see stay (n.1)). No corresponding word exists outside Germanic except those likely borrowed from Germanic languages. Steel wool is attested from 1896.
"make hard or strong like steel," 1580s, figurative, from steel (n.). Related: Steeled; steeling.
The "bow of steel" in (A.V.) 2 Sam. 22:35; Job 20:24; Ps. 18:34 is in the Revised Version "bow of brass" (Heb. kesheth-nehushah). In Jer. 15:12 the same word is used, and is also rendered in the Revised Version "brass." But more correctly it is copper (q.v.), as brass in the ordinary sense of the word (an alloy of copper and zinc) was not known to the ancients.