Damask 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{Damask steel}, or {Damascus steel}, steel of the kind originally made at Damascus, famous for its hardness, and its beautiful texture, ornamented with waving lines; especially, that which is inlaid with damaskeening; -- formerly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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  • damask steel — n. DAMASCUS STEEL * * * …   Universalium

  • damask steel — n. DAMASCUS STEEL …   English World dictionary

  • Damask steel — noun a hard resilient steel often decorated and used for sword blades • Syn: ↑Damascus steel • Hypernyms: ↑steel * * * noun see damascus steel * * * damask steel, = Damascus steel. (Cf. ↑Damascus steel …   Useful english dictionary

  • damask-steel — damˈask steel noun Damascus steel • • • Main Entry: ↑damask …   Useful english dictionary

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

  • 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Damask color — 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,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Damask plum — 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,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Damask rose — 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,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • damask — /dam euhsk/, n. 1. a reversible fabric of linen, silk, cotton, or wool, woven with patterns. 2. napery of this material. 3. Metall. a. Also called damask steel. See Damascus steel. b. the pattern or wavy appearance peculiar to the surface of such …   Universalium

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