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cast-iron

Describes something that is reliable and unlikely to change. This term is always used before a noun. You can trust me, OK? I only make cast-iron promises.

cast-iron

BRITISH or

cast iron

mainly AMERICAN
A cast-iron guarantee, piece of evidence, etc. is absolutely certain and can definitely be believed. They are demanding cast-iron guarantees of a fair hearing. Even if one could visualize her as a murderer, she has a cast-iron alibi. They will punish you for being late, unless you've a cast-iron excuse.
References in classic literature ?
The young man felt that his fate was sealed: for the rest of his life he would go up every evening between the cast-iron railings of that greenish- yellow doorstep, and pass through a Pompeian vestibule into a hall with a wainscoting of varnished yellow wood.
with one red sock on and one wanting), in the bar; where the cheese was cast aground upon a shelf, in company with a mouldy tablecloth and a green-handled knife, in a sort of cast-iron canoe; where the pale-faced bread shed tears of crumb over its shipwreck in another canoe; where the family linen, half washed and half dried, led a public life of lying about; where everything to drink was drunk out of mugs, and everything else was suggestive of a rhyme to mugs; The Tilted Wagon, all these things considered, hardly kept its painted promise of providing good entertainment for Man and Beast.
But now he stood still enough, his elbows on the cast-iron mantelpiece, his head between his hands.
I imagined him one of those cast-iron images - I will not call them men - who ask, with red faces, and lusty voices, what sea-sickness means, and whether it really is as bad as it is represented to be.
One cheer more,' screamed the little fugleman in the balcony, and out shouted the mob again, as if lungs were cast-iron, with steel works.
Place a well-greased 8-inch cast-iron skillet, 8-inch square pan or cast-iron corn-stick pan in preheated 450-degree oven 4 minutes or until hot.
Renovation of the Scholastic building's 1880s cast-iron facade required technical proficiency with historic materials and coatings, as well as sensitivity to the concerns of tenants and shoppers in the commercial and corporate structure.
When I first started seeking cast-iron wisdom on this topic, I found the gold mine to be forums.
Wulf Outdoor Sports has two Texas locations that do a brisk business in cast-iron cookware.
Developers are showcasing an aluminum brake drum for trucks that weighs nearly half as much as its cast-iron equivalent.
The four-story, cast-iron structure was built in two months.
Corbridge House on Main Street is set within its own walled grounds and includes a reception hall with open fireplace and original cast-iron radiators.
Innovations such as pre seining, a wider breadth of price points and colors, and much exposure on the Food Network is translating into cast-iron sales.
Cast-iron cookware, which your grandmother no doubt used to make many delicious and nutritious meals, is enjoying a renaissance these days as more and more healthy cooks rediscover its benefits.
CALLING CORNBREAD LOVERS: Pull out a seasoned cast-iron skillet, whip up an original main dish recipe with cornbread and enter the National Cornbread Cook-Off 2005.