spiegeleisen

[spee-guh l-ahy-zuh n]
noun
  1. 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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Contemporary Examples of spiegel

  • His gravestone, which read "Ich hab's gewagt," or "I have dared," was taken down, according to Germany's Spiegel Online.

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    Neo-Nazi Hero Taken From Grave

    Eve Conant

    July 22, 2011

  • Piper Kerman is the author of the memoir Orange is the New Black: My Year in a Women's Prison (Spiegel Grau).

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    Lindsay's Jail Life

    Piper Kerman

    July 21, 2010

  • "Ideally [Karr/Reich wanted] people with children or children themselves, like me," Spiegel, now 19, tells The Daily Beast.

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    Horrifying 'Little Girl Sex Cult'

    Diane Dimond

    June 1, 2010

  • Note: Sax and Spiegel will be appearing on the Today show on Wednesday morning to discuss John Mark Karr.

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    Horrifying 'Little Girl Sex Cult'

    Diane Dimond

    June 1, 2010

  • "I had to listen to him all the time talk about how heartbroken and bitter he was about Brooke," Spiegel says.

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    Horrifying 'Little Girl Sex Cult'

    Diane Dimond

    June 1, 2010

Historical Examples of spiegel


British Dictionary definitions for spiegel

spiegeleisen

noun
  1. a type of pig iron that is rich in manganese and carbon

Word Origin for spiegeleisen

C19: German, from Spiegel mirror + Eisen iron
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