from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. An alloy of about two parts of copper with one of tin, prepared in the process of making gun-metal.


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  • Most makers either are or soon will be offering hard-metal studs with rubber wading soles.

    Get Studs for Rubber-Soled Wading Boots

  • Sporting hoods like a band of medieval hard-metal druids, they played music that was primal, visceral and atmospheric, its frequently spooky tone counteracted by piercing melodies and hard-rock just waiting to explode into looser, more hushed percussion phases.

    Buzzine » Les Claypool’s Oddity Faire

  • I don't really like her hard-metal stuff, or when she doesn't brush her hair.

    Dlisted - Be Very Afraid

  • In either case, much damage would be done, as it is the hard-metal teeth type of rake, not a leaf rake with softer tines.

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  • Rather than resort to flashy instrumental breaks, they create rich, electric textures with Andy Summer's hard-metal guitar chords, Sting and guest artist Jean Roussel's synthesisers and Stewart Copeland's whipcrack drummings.

    Ghost In The Machine

  • 'Early results indicate this technology could improve the lifecycle cost model for machining in a "hard-metal" environment by reducing the required number of machines and associated plant infrastructure, or possibly increasing tool life beyond anything thought possible today.

    Manufacturingtalk - manufacturing industry news

  • The latest addition to SNK's range of hard-metal five-axis machines, the FSP-80V Vertical Spindle Five-Axis Profiler precisely machines hard metals, including titanium, Inconel and stainless steel.

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  • Boeing has purchased a Helena, Mont.-based aeronautics company that manufactures titanium and other hard-metal structures for several Boeing commercial aircraft.

    The Seattle Times

  • Boeing Helena will manufacture titanium and other hard-metal structures for Boeing commercial aircraft including the 747-8

    Boeing Completes Acquisition of Summit Aeronautic Group in Montana - Yahoo! Finance

  • The hard-metal tunes were created by a long pair of metal tongs and a long thingamajig with a cotton ball at the end -- a glorified Q-Tip, really. TravelStream™ — Recent Entries at


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