from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To subject the face of (a steel plate, particularly a steel armor-plate), for the purpose of chilling, to a process of cementation which increases the carbon in that portion of the plate and produces a plate with a comparatively soft and ductile body and a very hard face.


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  • I found a quote: "He has gone so far as to have...the keep covered in armour plating that looks very like harveyized steel." The Lady of the Shroud, Bram Stoker, 1907 (?), p. 53. Downloaded from 1 Oct 2012.

    October 2, 2012