Steely iron
Steely Steel"y (-[y^]), a. 1. Made of steel; consisting of steel. ``The steely point of Clifford's lance.'' --Shak. [1913 Webster]

Around his shop the steely sparkles flew. --Gay. [1913 Webster]

2. Resembling steel; hard; firm; having the color of steel. ``His hair was steely gray.'' --The Century. [1913 Webster]

She would unarm her noble heart of that steely resistance against the sweet blows of love. --Sir P. Sidney. [1913 Webster]

{Steely iron}, a compound of iron containing less than one half of one per cent of carbon. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • Steely — Steel y ( [y^]), a. 1. Made of steel; consisting of steel. The steely point of Clifford s lance. Shak. [1913 Webster] Around his shop the steely sparkles flew. Gay. [1913 Webster] 2. Resembling steel; hard; firm; having the color of steel. His… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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