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metal
Part of Speech: noun
Results: 10
1. A mine from which ores are taken.
2. The substance of which anything is made; material; hence, constitutional disposition; character; temper.
3. Courage; spirit; mettle. See Mettle.
7. The rails of a railroad.
8. Ore from which a metal is derived; - so called by miners.
9. An elementary substance, as sodium, calcium, or copper, whose oxide or hydroxide has basic rather than acid properties, as contrasted with the nonmetals, or metalloids. No sharp line can be drawn between the metals and nonmetals, and certain elements partake of both acid and basic qualities, as chromium, manganese, bismuth, etc.
Part of Speech: verb transitive
1. To cover with metal; as, to metal a ship's bottom; to metal a road.
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