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from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Of or pertaining to the Chalybes, an ancient people of Pontus in Asia Minor, celebrated for working in iron and steel.
  • adj. Of superior quality and temper; -- applied to steel.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Pertaining to the Chalybes, an ancient people of Pontus in Asia Minor famed as workers in iron and steel; similar to the work or products of the Chalybes: as, “Chalybean temper'd steel,”
  • n. A bird of Paradise of the genus Chalybæus or Manucodia; a manucode.

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