And it was more inspiriting than the champagne to feel that no fresh annoyance was likely to befall the steels through him.
All are expectant She wavers again, and steels herself to resolution.
steels may contain all the way from one tenth to one and a half per cent.
That's his idea, and he is busy on a model made out of the steels of his wife's stays.
It's kitchen-day, and I do my steels and brasses before breakfast.
Before you white people came with your flints and steels, we had it.
At first both flint and steel were very crudely made, but later on, some of the steels were very ornamental.
But when he smote on Trenchefer the steels rang sharp; the blow was turned.
These steels then normally consist of γ-iron, modified by the large amount of nickel or manganese with which it is alloyed.
The best of the steels had their elastic limits; there was none that did not finally snap.
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.