sheet iron

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n sheet iron plate iron thinner than tank iron
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Usage

In literature:

The old sheet-iron stove was badly rusted and broken.
"Wild Life on the Rockies" by Enos A. Mills
The house was covered with a sheet iron roof.
"An Ohio Woman in the Philippines" by Emily Bronson Conger
He had in his hand a small sheet-iron pan, with three large and rosy apples in it.
"Forgotten Tales of Long Ago" by E. V. Lucas
Then he threw another stone against the iron sheeting of the gate.
"The White Lie" by William Le Queux
What will he do with the claimant of the first sheet-iron boat?
"Lippincott's Magazine of Popular Literature and Science, Vol. 26, October, 1880" by Various
Their front is one unbroken wall of sheet iron and concrete.
"The Harbor" by Ernest Poole
We'll secure it with a piece of sheet-iron at the bottom.
"The Vast Abyss" by George Manville Fenn
Enamelled iron sheets are screwed to the ceiling joists in the hot rooms, and pugging placed over.
"The Turkish Bath" by Robert Owen Allsop
Most of the scattered structures were hastily thrown together sheds of sheet iron.
"Astounding Stories, May, 1931" by Various
Unfortunately we haven't got a mangle, and we have to iron the sheets if we want them to look at all nice.
"The Landleaguers" by Anthony Trollope
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In poetry:

I am so terrified, America,
Of the iron click of your human contact.
And after this
The winding-sheet of your self-less ideal love.
Boundless love
Like a poison gas.
"The Evening Land" by D H Lawrence
With hail as stung like shot in our faces,
An' ice like iron on sheets an' braces:
But 'ailin' an' freezin' an' snowin' an' blowin',
'E stuck to 'is topsails, 'e kept 'er goin' —
"Home For Christmas — Old Style" by Cicely Fox Smith
Fine gold to iron corruptible
I turn, and paradise to hell;
In winding-sheets of cloud and levin
A dear cadaver I descry;
And build upon the shores of heaven
Towering proud sarcophagi
"Alchemy of Sorrow" by Clark Ashton Smith
With iron for thy linen bands
And unclean cloths for winding-sheet
They bind the people's nail-pierced hands,
They hide the people's nail-pierced feet;
And what man or what angel known
Shall roll back the sepulchral stone?
"Before A Crucifix" by Algernon Charles Swinburne

In news:

Crothall employees use a cornerless spreader-feeder from Chicago Dryer Co. To feed sheets in one of the plant's two full ironing lines.
Tintypes , also known as ferreotypes and melainotypes, are actually photographs on thin sheets of iron, not tin.
If you like to make waffles, heat the waffle iron and then close it on a sheet of wax paper briefly.
Revision of A1079 - 12Standard Specification for Steel Sheet, Complex Phase (CP), Dual Phase (DP) and Transformation Induced Plasticity (TRIP), Zinc-Coated (Galvanized) or Zinc-Iron Alloy-Coated (Galvannealed) by the Hot-Dip Process.
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In science:

Thin sheets of iron were affixed to the pole tips to improve local uniformity.
The Muon Anomaly: Experiment and Theory
The CDF detector has similar performances and is composed of a central tracking and silicon detector, a calorimeter made of lead sheets sandwiched with scintillator for the electromagnetic part, and of iron plates and scintillator for the hadronic part, and a muon detector.
Recent results from the Tevatron
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