Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Faced with steel; specifically, in etching and engraving, treated by a process by which, in the electrotype bath, a thin coating of steel is deposited on a copper plate, rendering it much more durable. Steel-facing may be removed and renewed.

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Examples

  • Miami's ring of honor, bolted to the steel-faced second deck on the north side, was loosened by wind and removed.

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  • Heading the cast of carnies is Nick Stahl, who played a mid-20's version of Edward Furlong's John Connor in this summer's nonstarter Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines, and Clancy Brown, the steel-faced prison guard from The Shawshank Redemption.

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  • Looking like demons suddenly gone mad, the battalion let go a muffled yell, and tore down the slope to meet those other demons, still more hideous in the steel-faced masks they wore as a protection against their own gas; and at the end of a dozen strides brown and grey mingled with a terrific shock.

    With Haig on the Somme

  • His fingers came in touch with the chilly surface of a steel-faced door.

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  • The fringed lips drew back and up; the red tongue curled; the lower jaw dropped and dropped till you could see half-way down the hot gullet; and the gigantic dog-teeth stood clear to the pit of the gums till they rang together, upper and under, with the snick of steel-faced wards shooting home round the edges of a safe.

    The Second Jungle Book

  • As the skin of powder began to scale off from him, I saw to my surprise that he was no miller or peasant, but was a man-at-arms, with a huge sword girt to his side, looking at present not unlike a frosted icicle, and a great steel-faced breastplate.

    Micah Clarke His Statement as made to his three grandchildren Joseph, Gervas and Reuben During the Hard Winter of 1734

  • The bruising-hammer is steel-faced, about 4 inches square, and

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  • While most traditional steel-faced putters start the ball with backspin that causes the ball to initially bounce a little higher, the new groove technology starts the ball spinning forward to minimize bounce and keep the putt on line.

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  • While most traditional steel-faced putters start the ball with backspin that causes the ball to initially bounce a little higher, the new groove technology starts the ball spinning forward to minimize bounce and keep the putt on line.

    Golf Channel - News Archive

  • • Stainless steel-faced foot pedals and driver's footrest

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