from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Steel containing as an alloying element a small percentage of silver.


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  • A moment later, the cry of a train whistle pierced the air and the locomotive steamed past, a silver-steel centaur that puffed and bellowed as it stretched recentlessly into the future.


  • Sigarni, her silver-steel blade dripping crimson, wheeled her grey stallion and led her men back down the pass.

    The Hawk Eternal

  • The shadows fled the far corner of the laboratory, the corner where stood the Portal with its platinum carvings of the five dragon heads and its huge silver-steel door that no key upon Krynn could unlock.

    War of the Twins

  • The pens are now of a bright silver-steel color and perfectly smooth, but as they are required in various tints, they are colored and afterward varnished to prevent rust.

    The Story of the Invention of Steel Pens With a Description of the Manufacturing Process by Which They Are Produced

  • It was of silver-steel which the elves call mithril, and with it went a belt of pearls and crystals.

    The Hobbit

  • "Now, ladies and gentlemen, the first article I am going to offer for your inspection is a fine silver-steel blade knife with a mother-of-pearl handle, brass lined, round-joint tapped and riveted tip top and bottom a knife made under an act of Congress at the rate of thirty-six dollars per dozen there is a blade for every day in the week and a handle for your wife to play with on Sunday it will cut cast-iron steam steel wind or bone and will stick a hog frog toad or the devil and has a spring on it like a mule's hind leg and sells in the regular way for --"

    Twenty Years of Hus'ling


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