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iron

1. slang A firearm, especially a pistol. Make sure you bring your iron, Mark. Never know how one of these back-alley deals might go.
2. offensive slang A homosexual male. The term comes from rhyming slang in which "iron" is short for "iron hoof," which rhymes with "poof" (a slang term for a gay man). Primarily heard in UK. A: "I always suspected David was a bit of an iron." B: "Don't be a bigot, Dad."
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iron

1. n. a gun; a revolver. (Underworld.) Rocko never carries iron unless he’s going to use it.
2. n. computer hardware. (see also big iron.) What kind of iron are you people running over there?
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He struck at the weapon with his paw, and, when it was poked into him again, flung himself upon it, biting the naked iron with his teeth.
The mad leopard was on the verge of springing upon them when deflected by another prod of the iron. This time he went straight at the man, fetching up against the cage-bars with such fierceness as to shake the structure.
"Mary!" Saxon uttered the other's name with a reproach so profound that she was compelled to rest her own iron for emphasis and so lose a dozen movements.
But she knew that the Prince whom she had freed from the iron stove in the great wood was in the castle.
The maid wept all night long, and said, 'I freed you in the wild wood out of the iron stove; I have sought you, and have crossed a glassy mountain, three sharp swords, and a great lake before I found you, and will you not hear me now?' The servants outside heard how she cried the whole night, and they told their master in the morning.
But the kitchen-maid wept the whole night long, and said, 'I have freed you in a wood and from an iron stove; I sought you and have crossed a glassy mountain, three sharp swords, and a great lake to find you, and now you will not hear me!' The servants outside heard how she cried the whole night, and in the morning they told their master.
It is quite clear that she intended the Manuscript for immediate publication, as soon as the Iron Heel was overthrown, so that her husband, so recently dead, should receive full credit for all that he had ventured and accomplished.
Undoubtedly she was executed by the Mercenaries; and, as is well known, no record of such executions was kept by the Iron Heel.
George, full of the idea of iron, in desperation answers "Steel," and is so presented.
Therefore it is sealed and deposited for posting among the iron correspondence of the day.
Perhaps the unknown man will show himself.' When the feast was announced, the youth went out to the forest, and called Iron Hans.
On the second day Iron Hans equipped him as a white knight, and gave him a white horse.
"That's a pair of mittens belonging to Tabby Kitten; I only have to iron them; she washes them herself."
Then, before anyone thought he was ready, he made a sudden leap straight between the iron giant's legs, and before the mallet struck the ground again the Lion and Ozma were safe on the other side.
When it comes to being pounded upon the head by an iron hammer, and smashed into pancakes, we naturally object."