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[steel-feyst] /ˈstilˈfeɪst/
having the front or outer surfaces covered with or characterized by steel.
Origin of steel-faced
First recorded in 1870-75 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • Zinc plates can be steel-faced, but the facing cannot be renewed, as it cannot be removed.

    A Treatise on Etching Maxime Lalanne
  • As a rule, the plates are not steel-faced until after the proofs before lettering have been printed.

    A Treatise on Etching Maxime Lalanne
  • Soft-ground etchings, the biting of which is quite shallow, must be steel-faced after two to three hundred impressions.

    A Treatise on Etching Maxime Lalanne
  • The zinc plate on which Mr. Lansil's little etching, given in this volume, is executed, was steel-faced.

    A Treatise on Etching Maxime Lalanne

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