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  6  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Merchant  \Mer"chant\,  a. 
  Of  pertaining  to  or  employed  in  trade  or  merchandise;  as 
  the  merchant  service. 
  {Merchant  bar},  {Merchant  iron}  or  {steel},  certain  common 
  sizes  of  wrought  iron  and  steel  bars. 
  {Merchant  service},  the  mercantile  marine  of  a  country.  --Am. 
  {Merchant  ship},  a  ship  employed  in  commerce. 
  {Merchant  tailor},  a  tailor  who  keeps  and  sells  materials  for 
  the  garments  which  he  makes 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Mild  \Mild\,  a.  [Compar.  {Milder};  superl.  {Mildest}.]  [AS. 
  milde;  akin  to  OS  mildi,  D.  &  G.  mild,  OHG.  milti,  Icel. 
  mildr,  Sw  &  Dan.  mild,  Goth.  milds;  cf  Lith.  melas  dear, 
  Gr  ?  gladdening  gifts.] 
  Gentle;  pleasant;  kind  soft;  bland;  clement;  hence  moderate 
  in  degree  or  quality;  --  the  opposite  of  harsh,  severe, 
  irritating,  violent,  disagreeable,  etc.;  --  applied  to 
  persons  and  things  as  a  mild  disposition;  a  mild  eye;  a 
  mild  air;  a  mild  medicine;  a  mild  insanity. 
  The  rosy  morn  resigns  her  light  And  milder  glory  to  the 
  noon.  --Waller. 
  Adore  him  as  a  mild  and  merciful  Being  --Rogers. 
  {Mild},  or  {Low},  {steel},  steel  that  has  but  little  carbon 
  in  it  and  is  not  readily  hardened. 
  Syn:  Soft;  gentle;  bland;  calm;  tranquil;  soothing;  pleasant; 
  placid;  meek;  kind  tender;  indulgent;  clement; 
  mollifying;  lenitive;  assuasive.  See  {Gentle}. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Steel  \Steel\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Steeled};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Steeling}.]  [AS.  stlan:  cf  Icel.  st[ae]la.  See  {Steel},  n.] 
  1.  To  overlay,  point,  or  edge  with  steel;  as  to  steel  a 
  razor;  to  steel  an  ax 
  2.  To  make  hard  or  strong;  hence  to  make  insensible  or 
  Lies  well  steeled  with  weighty  arguments.  --Shak. 
  O  God  of  battles!  steel  my  soldier's  hearts.  --Shak. 
  Why  will  you  fight  against  so  sweet  a  passion,  And 
  steel  your  heart  to  such  a  world  of  charms? 
  3.  Fig.:  To  cause  to  resemble  steel,  as  in  smoothness, 
  polish,  or  other  qualities. 
  These  waters,  steeled  By  breezeless  air  to  smoothest 
  polish.  --Wordsworth. 
  4.  (Elec.)  To  cover,  as  an  electrotype  plate,  with  a  thin 
  layer  of  iron  by  electrolysis.  The  iron  thus  deposited  is 
  very  hard,  like  steel. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Steel  \Steel\,  n.  [AS.  st[=e]l,  st[=y]l,  st[=y]le;  akin  to  D. 
  staal,  G.  stahl  OHG.  stahal,  Icel.  st[=a]l,  Dan.  staal,  Sw 
  st[*a]l,  Old  Prussian  stakla.] 
  1.  (Metal)  A  variety  of  iron  intermediate  in  composition  and 
  properties  between  wrought  iron  and  cast  iron  (containing 
  between  one  half  of  one  per  cent  and  one  and  a  half  per 
  cent  of  carbon),  and  consisting  of  an  alloy  of  iron  with 
  an  iron  carbide.  Steel,  unlike  wrought  iron,  can  be 
  tempered,  and  retains  magnetism.  Its  malleability 
  decreases,  and  fusibility  increases,  with  an  increase  in 
  2.  An  instrument  or  implement  made  of  steel;  as: 
  a  A  weapon,  as  a  sword,  dagger,  etc  ``Brave  Macbeth  .  . 
  .  with  his  brandished  steel.''  --Shak. 
  While  doubting  thus  he  stood,  Received  the  steel 
  bathed  in  his  brother's  blood.  --Dryden. 
  b  An  instrument  of  steel  (usually  a  round  rod)  for 
  sharpening  knives. 
  c  A  piece  of  steel  for  striking  sparks  from  flint. 
  3.  Fig.:  Anything  of  extreme  hardness;  that  which  is 
  characterized  by  sternness  or  rigor.  ``Heads  of  steel.'' 
  --Johnson.  ``Manhood's  heart  of  steel.''  --Byron. 
  4.  (Med.)  A  chalybeate  medicine.  --Dunglison. 
  Note:  Steel  is  often  used  in  the  formation  of  compounds, 
  generally  of  obvious  meaning;  as  steel-clad, 
  steel-girt,  steel-hearted,  steel-plated,  steel-pointed, 
  {Bessemer  steel}  (Metal.)  See  in  the  Vocabulary. 
  {Blister  steel}.  (Metal.)  See  under  {Blister}. 
  {Cast  steel}  (Metal.),  a  fine  variety  of  steel,  originally 
  made  by  smelting  blister  or  cementation  steel;  hence 
  ordinarily,  steel  of  any  process  of  production  when 
  remelted  and  cast. 
  {Cromium  steel}  (Metal.),  a  hard,  tenacious  variety 
  containing  a  little  cromium,  and  somewhat  resembling 
  {tungsten  steel}. 
  {Mild  steel}  (Metal.),  a  kind  of  steel  having  a  lower 
  proportion  of  carbon  than  ordinary  steel,  rendering  it 
  softer  and  more  malleable. 
  {Puddled  steel}  (Metal.),  a  variety  of  steel  produced  from 
  cast  iron  by  the  puddling  process. 
  {Steel  duck}  (Zo["o]l.),  the  goosander,  or  merganser.  [Prov. 
  {Steel  mill}. 
  a  (Firearms)  See  {Wheel  lock},  under  {Wheel}. 
  b  A  mill  which  has  steel  grinding  surfaces. 
  c  A  mill  where  steel  is  manufactured. 
  {Steel  trap},  a  trap  for  catching  wild  animals.  It  consists 
  of  two  iron  jaws,  which  close  by  means  of  a  powerful  steel 
  spring  when  the  animal  disturbs  the  catch,  or  tongue,  by 
  which  they  are  kept  open 
  {Steel  wine},  wine,  usually  sherry,  in  which  steel  filings 
  have  been  placed  for  a  considerable  time,  --  used  as  a 
  {Tincture  of  steel}  (Med.),  an  alcoholic  solution  of  the 
  chloride  of  iron. 
  {Tungsten  steel}  (Metal.),  a  variety  of  steel  containing  a 
  small  amount  of  tungsten,  and  noted  for  its  tenacity  and 
  hardness,  as  well  as  for  its  malleability  and  tempering 
  qualities.  It  is  also  noted  for  its  magnetic  properties. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  n  1:  an  alloy  of  iron  with  small  amounts  of  carbon  and  manganese; 
  widely  used  in  construction;  mechanical  properties  can 
  be  varied  over  a  wide  range 
  2:  a  cutting  or  thrusting  weapon  with  a  long  blade  [syn:  {sword}, 
  {blade},  {brand}] 
  3:  a  ridged  steel  rod  used  to  sharpen  knives 
  v  :  get  ready  for  something  difficult  or  unpleasant  [syn:  {nerve}] 
  From  Easton's  1897  Bible  Dictionary  [easton]: 
  The  "bow  of  steel"  in  (A.V.)  2  Sam.  22:35;  Job  20:24;  Ps  18:34 
  is  in  the  Revised  Version  "bow  of  brass"  (Heb. 
  kesheth-nehushah).  In  Jer.  15:12  the  same  word  is  used  and  is 
  also  rendered  in  the  Revised  Version  "brass."  But  more  correctly 
  it  is  copper  (q.v.),  as  brass  in  the  ordinary  sense  of  the  word 
  (an  alloy  of  copper  and  zinc)  was  not  known  to  the  ancients. 

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