Damascus steel
Damask Dam"ask, a. 1. Pertaining to, or originating at, the city of Damascus; resembling the products or manufactures of Damascus. [1913 Webster]

2. Having the color of the damask rose. [1913 Webster]

But let concealment, like a worm i' the bud, Feed on her damask cheek. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

{Damask color}, a deep rose-color like that of the damask rose.

{Damask plum}, a small dark-colored plum, generally called {damson}.

{Damask rose} (Bot.), a large, pink, hardy, and very fragrant variety of rose ({Rosa damascena}) from Damascus. ``Damask roses have not been known in England above one hundred years.'' --Bacon.

{Damask steel}, or {Damascus steel}, steel of the kind originally made at Damascus, famous for its hardness, and its beautiful texture, ornamented with waving lines; especially, that which is inlaid with damaskeening; -- formerly much valued for sword blades, from its great flexibility and tenacity. [1913 Webster]


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  • Damascus steel — Damascus Da*mas cus, n. [L.] A city of Syria. [1913 Webster] {Damascus blade}, a sword or scimiter, made chiefly at Damascus, having a variegated appearance of watering, and proverbial for excellence. {Damascus iron}, or {Damascus twist}, metal… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Damascus steel — n. 1. a hard, flexible steel decorated with wavy lines, orig. made in Damascus and used for sword blades 2. any steel like this …   English World dictionary

  • Damascus steel — Da*mas cus steel See {Damask steel}, under {Damask}. [Webster 1913 Suppl.] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Damascus steel — For Damascus Twist barrels, see Skelp. For the album of the same name, see Damascus Steel (album). Close up of a 16th century Iranian crucible forged Damascus steel sword Damascus steel was a term used by several Western cultures from the… …   Wikipedia

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  • Damascus steel — hand wrought steel, made in various Asian countries, from parts of a bloom of heterogeneous composition, repeatedly folded over and welded and finally etched to reveal the resulting grain: used esp. for sword blades. Also called damask, damask… …   Universalium

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  • Damascus steel — /dəmæskəs ˈstil/ (say duhmaskuhs steel) noun a kind of steel with a wavy or variegated pattern, originally made in the Middle East, chiefly at Damascus, and used for making sword blades …   Australian English dictionary

  • Damascus Steel — strong and supple steel decorated with a wavy pattern (originally used in Damascus for the production of sword blades) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Damascus steel — noun a hard resilient steel often decorated and used for sword blades • Syn: ↑Damask steel • Hypernyms: ↑steel …   Useful english dictionary

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