• Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Steeling The process of pointing, edging, or overlaying with steel; specifically, acierage. See Steel v.
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Additional illustrations & photos:

Steel-Bar Carpenter's Clamp Steel-Bar Carpenter's Clamp
Back of Steel Square, Brace Measure Back of Steel Square, Brace Measure
Face of Steel Square, Octagon, 'Eight-Square,' Scale Face of Steel Square, Octagon, 'Eight-Square,' Scale
Method of Using the Eight-Square Scale on the Steel-Square Method of Using the Eight-Square Scale on the Steel-Square
Back of Steel Square, Essex Board Measure Back of Steel Square, Essex Board Measure
Steel Square with Rafter Table Steel Square with Rafter Table
Sammy Steele's Mule Kicked the Boy Sammy Steele's Mule Kicked the Boy
Construction of steel frame building Construction of steel frame building

Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Every second, 630 steel cans are recycled
    • n steeling The process of welding a piece of steel on that part of a cutting-instrument which is to receive the edge.
    • n steeling The process of depositing a film of iron on engraved copperplates. The plates are placed in a bath of sulphate of iron and ammonium chlorid, a plate of iron submerged in the solution being connected to the copper pole of the battery, and the engraved copperplate to the zinc pole. From such steeled plates from 5,000 to 15,000 impressions can be taken. The same method has been successfully applied to stereotype plates.
    • n steeling In general, the operation of overlaying, tipping, or facing with steel. It is usually done to a softer and tougher metal in order that the required hardness, resistance to abrasion, or tempering quality may be secured by the steel face or point. It was formerly practised more than now, because steel of the desired properties was much more costly than iron, and the solidity or mass was given by iron, and the steel quality secured at the working-face only. Ax-heads were made with a steel bit or cutting-edge on a wrought-iron head; rails were faced with steel on their tops; armorplate was steel-faced.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The Sears Tower located in Chicago, Illinois is made up 76,000 tons of steel
    • Steeling the welding of a steel edge on a cutting instrument
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  • Richard M. Nixon
    “The finest steel has to go through the hottest fire.”
  • Napoleon Hill
    “Character is to man what carbon is to steel.”
  • Reinhold Niebuhr
    “If we survive danger it steels our courage more than anything else.”
  • William Shakespeare
    “After life's fitful fever he sleeps well. Treason has done his worst. Nor steel nor poison, malice domestic, foreign levy, nothing can touch him further.”
  • Philip Streifer
    Philip Streifer
    “After finding no qualified candidates for the position of principal, the school board is extremely pleased to announce the appointment of David Steele to the post.”
  • Robert Townsend
    Robert Townsend
    “A good leader needs to have a compass in his head and a bar of steel in his heart.”


Heart of steel - When someone has a heart of steel, they do not show emotion or are not affected emotionally.
Nerves of steel - If someone has nerves of steel, they don't get frightened when other people do.


Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. stýle; Ger. stahl.


In literature:

But the clutch of the tiny pink fingers held John Beaudry more firmly than a grip of steel.
"The Sheriff's Son" by William MacLeod Raine
With a steel portrait of the author.
"The Vicissitudes of Bessie Fairfax" by Harriet Parr
Steel Traps, and the art of Trapping.
"Camp Life in the Woods and the Tricks of Trapping and Trap Making" by William Hamilton Gibson
There is something peculiarly penetrating about the ring of steel on steel at night.
"The Colonel of the Red Huzzars" by John Reed Scott
Man prefers a steel cabinet into which the worm cannot bore.
"Creative Chemistry" by Edwin E. Slosson
Steel, Barrett, Heffill and Morris.
"The Fifth Leicestershire" by J.D. Hills
All curves are supplied with steel inside guard rails.
"The New York Subway" by Anonymous
Out of 4,100 miles of track in the state, 2,453 are laid with the steel rail.
"The Bay State Monthly, Volume 3, No. 6" by Various
Fire nor the steel's sharp stroke Could lay him lifeless, so the Fates decreed.
"The Aeneid of Virgil" by Virgil
For all that, she had leisure to admire the steel-like grasp and the deep, even voice.
"The President" by Alfred Henry Lewis
It showed the unmistakable glint of sunshine upon polished steel.
"Space Tug" by Murray Leinster
He knew not only the name of Steel, but all about the case and Steel's connection therewith.
"A Coin of Edward VII" by Fergus Hume
The experience of the first day of the fire was a great testimonial to the modern steel building.
"Complete Story of the San Francisco Horror" by Richard Linthicum
And yet he is still nothing more than Ensign Steele!
"Calamities and Quarrels of Authors" by Isaac Disraeli
He could find nothing ominous in that hunched figure, save its mail-coat and steel helm.
"Nuala O'Malley" by H. Bedford-Jones
Let x be the height of the vessel necessary to compensate a steel rod upon the bottom of which it rests.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 6, Slice 5" by Various
And after the engineers came the builders with their sinews of steel to bind the trail.
"Seeds of Pine" by Janey Canuck
Thirty-five thousand tons of steel was going into action.
"The Lost Warship" by Robert Moore Williams
Not that Jim Steele is any great catch, poor fellow.
"In the Whirl of the Rising" by Bertram Mitford
At the steel doorway of the armored conning-tower he paused.
"The Men Who Wrought" by Ridgwell Cullum

In poetry:

"Fell the Turk, a bolt of thunder,
Cleaving all the quiet sky,
And against his sharp steel lightnings
Stood the Suliote but to die.
"The Hero" by John Greenleaf Whittier
But nearer came the clash of steel,
And louder swell'd the horn,
And farther yet the tambour's peal
Through the dark pass was borne.
"The Suliote Mother" by Felicia Dorothea Hemans
It was Langben the lofty Jutt,
He wav’d his steel mace round;
He sent a blow after Vidrik;
But the mace struck deep in the ground.
"Vidrik Verlandson (From The Old Danish) " by George Borrow
Merry, though so cold of answer,
With a laughing glance of steel,
How your face swept like a banner,
Blushing down the village reel!
"In The Artillery" by Rose Hawthorne Lathrop
"O Archie, I hae gotten a cauld supper—
O' steel, but shortest grace!
Ae grip o' yer han' afore ye gang!
An' turn me upo' my face."
"The Twa Gordons" by George MacDonald
Flourished the trumpets: entered Heart,
A youth in crimson and gold.
Flourished again: Brain stood apart,
Steel-armored, dark and cold.
"The Tournament" by Sidney Lanier

In news:

William Steele with his wife, Frankie, after receiving his $189 million Powerball check.
Stainless steel is favored for many uses because it doesn't rust and it's easy to clean.
Marvel Scientific Unveils Antimicrobial -Coated Steel Appliances Mar 16, 2004 Printable format Email this Article Search.
Steel Industry Supplier Plans To Build In IN.
Michael Steele and the RNC sent out an email to supporters late last night trying to raise funds on Specter's switch.
Carbide Series for Turning Steels and Stainless Steels.
Carbide Series for Turning Steels and Stainless Steels.
The tool steels that generally fall into this category are the D-series and A-series tool steels.
It's aluminum with pressed-in steel bore liners and forged-steel main bearing caps.
(PRNewsire) AK Steel announced that the first heat of molten steel was processed through a new vacuum degasser at its Ashland, Ky.
Reliance Steel & Aluminum Co. Los Angeles, has acquired the assets of Sunbelt Steel Texas LLC.
Reliance Steel Expands in Energy Market With Sunbelt Steel Buy.
The tool steel s that generally fall into this category are the D-series and A-series tool steel s.
Ryerson Inc, a leading North American distributor and processor of metals, acquired Turret Steel Industries Inc and Sunbelt- Turret Steel Inc, steel service centers headquartered in Pittsburgh, Pa.
Sharon Steele of Hayden and Russ Steele of Vernal would like to announce the engagement of their son John Kuntz (Steele) to Lindsay Wildman .

In science:

Fernandez and Steel (1998) used a Gibbs sampler approach with data-augmentation.
Multiplicative random walk Metropolis-Hastings on the real line
Fernandez and Steel, 1998) for the Gibbs sampler output).
Multiplicative random walk Metropolis-Hastings on the real line
Gibbs chain are taken from Fernandez and Steel (1998).
Multiplicative random walk Metropolis-Hastings on the real line
Fernandez, C. and Steel, M. F. J. (1998) On Bayesian modeling of fat tails and skewness.
Multiplicative random walk Metropolis-Hastings on the real line
This shows that the maximum eigenvalue of the asymptotic covariance structure studied by Efron (1971) and Steele (1980) is strictly less than the maximum eigenvalue of ΣTn .
Exact properties of Efron's biased coin randomization procedure
The Lyot stop is a wire-EDM cut steel disk 0.25 mm thick, coated with Epner LaserBlack shown in Figure 2.
A New High Contrast Imaging Program at Palomar Observatory
John Steel points out that the definable sets within any model N of ZFC + (V = L) constitute an elementary submodel H .
Maybe there's no such thing as a random sequence
The scintillator tile layers and the read-out are the same used already in the AHCAL tests with steel absorber in the previous test beams at DESY (2006), CERN (2007) and FNAL (2008, 2009).
CALICE Report to the DESY Physics Research Committee, April 2011
We have been working on the design of the first chamber and a schematic is shown in Fig. 38 (a) In order to avoid thick side walls for the chamber resulting from tensioning the large foils, we will use a 2 mm steel strong-back on which to mount the chamber.
CALICE Report to the DESY Physics Research Committee, April 2011
Further measurements at higher energies, measurements with steel absorbers and an extension of the data analysis and of the simulation studies are in preparation.
CALICE Report to the DESY Physics Research Committee, April 2011
Samuels, S. M. and Steele, J. M. (1981), ‘Optimal sequential selection of a monotone sequence from a random sample’, Ann.
On-Line Selection of Alternating Subsequences from a Random Sample
These objects exhibit H i Paschen and Brackett series emission in their spectra, shown in Figure A.1, which is consistent with the H and K spectral atlases of Be III–V stars from Clark & Steele (2000) and Steele & Clark (2001).
Red Eyes on Wolf-Rayet Stars: 60 New Discoveries via Infrared Color Selection
We conclude these are Be stars, based on the similarities with the Be spectral atlases of Clark & Steele (2000) and Steele & Clark (2001).
Red Eyes on Wolf-Rayet Stars: 60 New Discoveries via Infrared Color Selection
Moreover the steel waveguide is the longest one and is subject to the largest thermal gradient which causes the largest differential thermal contraction.
W-band prototype of platelet feed-horn array for CMB polarisation measurements
Steele, The Objective Method: Probabilistic Combinatorial Optimization and Local Weak Convergence, Probability on discrete structures (H.
The Set of Solutions of Random XORSAT Formulae