steeled

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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Steel \Steel\ (st[=e]l), verb (used with an object) [imp. & p. p. {Steeled} (st[=e]ld); p. pr. & vb. n. {Steeling}.] [AS. st[=y]lan: cf. Icel. staela. See {Steel}, noun]

1. To overlay, point, or edge with steel; as, to steel a razor; to steel an ax.

2. Fig.: To make hard or strong; hence, to make insensible or obdurate.

Lies well steeled with weighty arguments. --Shak.

O God of battles! steel my soldiers' hearts. --Shak.

Why will you fight against so sweet a passion, And steel your heart to such a world of charms? --Addison.

3. Fig.: To cause to resemble steel, as in smoothness, polish, or other qualities.

These waters, steeled By breezeless air to smoothest polish. --Wordsworth.

4. (Elec.) To cover, as an electrotype plate, with a thin layer of iron by electrolysis. The iron thus deposited is very hard, like steel.


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