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  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Turning-steel a piece of hard bar-steel for turning the edge of a tool, &c
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. tyrnan; Ger. turnen; Fr. tourner; all from L. tornāre, to turn in a lathe—tornus, a turner's wheel—Gr. tornos.


In literature:

So the mouth which was opening to speak shut up again like a steel trap, and the dark eyes turned bleak and cold.
"The Lost Valley" by J. M. Walsh
They turned it into a "Signing of the Declaration," patterned after the old steel engraving.
"Gideon's Band" by George W. Cable
The men who hedge them in with steel must turn that steel against them.
"Golden Stories" by Various
But turn it three times slowly to the left, and the steel door opened.
"The Triumphs of Eugène Valmont" by Robert Barr
She heard the ringing of steel runners behind her, but would not turn.
"The Outdoor Girls in a Winter Camp" by Laura Lee Hope
The harpoon blade is made like an arrow, but with only one barb, which turns on a steel pivot.
"Swept Out to Sea" by W. Bertram Foster
The steel-blue Ford turned, too.
"Damned If You Don't" by Gordon Randall Garrett
Bruce's muscles turned to steel as he gripped the sweep handle for the last mad rush.
"The Man from the Bitter Roots" by Caroline Lockhart
The lawyer turned the key in the lock methodically, and the steel door swung back.
"The Secret House" by Edgar Wallace
My blood seems turned to gall; my heart is as cold as steel is; my hand shall be more deadly.
"Vera" by Oscar Wilde
Then he looked again at the sea, which was already turning to steel, and in the distance he saw something moving on the waves.
"The Book of Romance" by Various
As Gerard turned his head, the heavy steel wrench struck him below the right temple.
"From the Car Behind" by Eleanor M. Ingram
Turn back the flap of skin and secure it in position with Michel's steel clips.
"The Elements of Bacteriological Technique" by John William Henry Eyre
Blake turned his eyes back to the glistening river and the sun, and steeled himself.
"Counsel for the Defense" by Leroy Scott
When Peter came into the room, Mr. McGuire closed the heavy doors of the steel safe carefully and turned to greet him.
"The Vagrant Duke" by George Gibbs
And at each twist and turn we were covered by an eye in a steel door.
"With the French in France and Salonika" by Richard Harding Davis
The armed knight of Duerer turns away from his grimacings, and urges on his steel-covered horse.
"Euphorion" by Vernon Lee
Then turning his steel grey eyes on the boys he smiled faintly.
"Dave Dawson at Dunkirk" by Robert Sydney Bowen
There, thousands of unhappy beings, turning their fury against themselves, lacerated their sides with points of steel.
"The Revolt of the Angels" by Anatole France
Then he looked again at the sea, which was already turning to steel, and in the distance he saw something moving on the waves.
"Tales of Romance" by Anonymous

In poetry:

Then let me turn, and return too,
For I have wandered from my text,—
Well, Mr. Steele, how do you do?
I hope you are not vexed.
"Dear Friends And Neighbors" by David John Scott
"O Archie, I hae gotten a cauld supper—
O' steel, but shortest grace!
Ae grip o' yer han' afore ye gang!
An' turn me upo' my face."
"The Twa Gordons" by George MacDonald
The mother smiled: "She brings thee gold!"
Lord Lindsay turned away:
"Twas steel that built my house of old,
Gold saves it not to-day!"
"The Battle-Day, Or, The Lost Army" by Ernest Jones
I take the belt from the dead loins
That put away my love,
And turn my sweet white horse
After the caravan....
With dirty gold and clean steel
I'll set Aischa free.
"Vengeance" by Edward Powys Mathers
There, where the tapering cranes sweep round,
And great wheels turn, and trains roar by
Like strong, low-headed brutes of steel —
There is my world, my home; yet why
"On A Ruined Farm Near The 'His Master's Voice Gramophone Factory'" by George Orwell
"Turn yon robe," spake Magdalen, * "of torn bright song, and see and
They turned the raiment, saw and felt * what their turning did
reveal -
All the inner surface piled * with bloodied hairs, like hairs of
"A Judgment In Heaven" by Francis Thompson

In news:

Carbide Series for Turning Steels and Stainless Steels.
Carbide Series for Turning Steels and Stainless Steels.
The thieves cut through a steel gate and turned outdoor security cameras away before plowing what police said was a stolen Ford Focus into E Jay's Drive Thru, located along Parsons Avenue.
Grades for Steel and Cast Iron Turning.
The TP0500 turning grade is designed for a variety of steel machining operations with stable cutting conditions and where a lot of heat is generated.
The sky turned steel gray and then black.
Steele Chatman pitches a washer as Caldwell Lealy, Charlie Bradberry, and Raphael Smith wait their turns.
A massive renovation by Idaho's Rocky Mountain Construction will turn the 1992 Rattler wooden coaster at Six Flags Fiesta Texas into the Iron Rattler hybrid wood-steel coaster.
TP2000 aluminum oxide-coated turning grade is said to be tough enough for machining steel at elevated speeds and under unfavorable conditions.
Ingersoll's new CVD coated Series T-TINOX grades bring new levels of productivity to stainless steel turning.
We turned to Kimberly Rothamel Morgan at Bob Steele Salon in Atlanta for her top strand secrets.
WILMER – Last Friday afternoon Mayor Jeff Steele and City Secretary Alice Holloway were served with lawsuits from councilwoman turned mayoral candidate, Tiny Lange, and two others.
Corman hit the bull's-eye by turning galvanized steel livestock-watering tanks into raised beds.
Siegenia-Aubi's Titan series of tilt-and-turn hardware is now offered in stainless steel.
The trip took a traumatic turn, she fell, and a steel stake lodged in her head.

In science:

The layers were inserted into CALICE Analog HCAL steel absorber structure, which in turn rests on a movable stage.
Calorimetry for Lepton Collider Experiments - CALICE results and activities
When such a light source is turned on, Rb atoms that coat the inner walls of the stainless steel vacuum chamber are quickly desorbed and the Rb vapor pressure suddenly increases.
Loading a vapor cell magneto-optic trap using light-induced atom desorption
With this value of g we may calculate the forces with which different lengths of a steel wire whose radius is 1 12 inch, tend to turn towards the meridian, in order to compare the results with the table of COULOMB’s observations, given by M. B IOT (Trait´e de Phy.
An Essay on the Application of mathematical Analysis to the theories of Electricity and Magnetism
Low carbon steel AISI 1010 was chosen as a yoke material for reason of cost, availability and ease of machining. The water cooled coils of 17 turns each, are made of hollow copper conductor with a square cross section of 5.6 mm × 5.6 mm, edge rounding of 1.0 mm and a circular cooling hole with a diameter of 3.6 mm.
Status of CLIC MBQ and DBQ Prototypes Procurement