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  • adv. With reference to metal

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • As a metal; by means of or by the use of metal; with a metal; as regards metallic properties.


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  • That was a big problem, because what was so compelling about her was her humanity, and to shoot her behind a big curtain, or in shadow, and to metallically alter her voice, would have turned her into a kind of monster.

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  • Then she began to laugh, harshly, sharply, metallically; and Hans was shocked as he had not been shocked through the whole tragedy.


  • Cars, in awe of evening, crept by metallically on the darkened parkway.

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  • It took a few moments as the Ambassador waited metallically, unknowingly, as it made its own death.


  • There in the center of the field was, without any question, something large and obviously artificial, glittering metallically as it turned slowly in the sun.


  • Rain dripped off tile and wood roofs, trickled metallically down drainpipes and into gutters.

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  • The gryphons 'claws clicked metallically on the marble floor, and the bulk of the Palace muffled the sounds of the crowd outside.

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  • The only caveat: no stilettos, combat boots or other fancy or metallically infused shoes.

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  • In East Hampton, NY, village blacksmith James DeMartis reigns metallically supreme.

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  • It was odd, but I took the opportunity to draw these metallically colored insects, who looked as if they were gilded in brushed gold.

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