Definition of Damascus steel
1. Noun. A hard resilient steel often decorated and used for sword blades.
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Literary usage of Damascus steel
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1. The Manufacture of Iron, in All Its Various Branches: Including a by Frederick Overman (1854)
"Steel is divided into four distinct classes : damascus steel; German steel ... I. damascus steel. This steel derives its name from Damascus, a city in Asia. ..."
2. The Century Dictionary: An Encyclopedic Lexicon of the English Language by William Dwight Whitney (1889)
"... are cut into small piece» and welded together, ana then rolled out. The surface presents u beautiful variegated appearance. — damascus steel. ..."
3. The Emporium of Arts and Sciences by John Redman Coxe (1815)
"PS Why is the appearance produced on damascus steel b\ the application o fan acid called the water? Is it not different degrees of oxidation ? ..."
4. The Ancient Lowly: A History of the Ancient Working People from the Earliest by Cyrenus Osborne Ward (1900)
"... Massacre of the Hebrew Race at Jerusalem— —Best Author puts Number Murdered at 1100000—Sanguinary Fury—Sad Loss of Arts of damascus steel, Crimson Dyes. ..."
5. Journal by Iron and Steel Institute (1889)
"In 1804 Clouth imitated the oriental damascus steel, and Stodart and Faraday ... At the present time artificial polished damascus steel is largely made in ..."
6. The Manufacture of Iron, in All Its Various Branches by Frederick Overman (1850)
"Steel is divided into four distinct classes: damascus steel: German steel; ... I. damascus steel. This steel derives its name from Damascus, a city in Asia. ..."
7. The Manufacture of Steel: Containing the Practice and Principles of Working by Frederick Overman, A. A. Fesquet (1873)
"damascus steel. To imitate or make damascus steel in the forge by welding ... A kind of damascus steel for weapons is still imitated by some French cutlers ..."
8. Rudimentary Dictionary of Terms Used in Architecture, Civil, Architecture by John Weale (1850)
"Steel is divided into four distinct classes,—damascus steel; German steel; ... damascus steel. This steel derives its name from Damascus, a city in Asia. ..."
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