Steel

Steel

(stl), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Steeled (stld); p. pr. & vb. n. Steeling.] [AS. stlan: cf. Icel. stla. See Steel, n.] 1. To overlay, point, or edge with steel; as, to steel a razor; to steel an ax.
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2. Fig.: To make hard or strong; hence, to make insensible or obdurate.
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Lies well steeled with weighty arguments.
Shak.
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O God of battles! steel my soldiers' hearts.
Shak.
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Why will you fight against so sweet a passion,
And steel your heart to such a world of charms?
Addison.
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3. Fig.: To cause to resemble steel, as in smoothness, polish, or other qualities.
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These waters, steeled
By breezeless air to smoothest polish.
Wordsworth.
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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.
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