of steel

of steel

Exceptionally tough, resilient, or coldly unyielding. My mother had nerves of steel, and she never backed down from danger. He had a look of steel that would intimidate even the toughest negotiators.
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of ˈsteel

having a quality like steel, especially a strong, cold or hard quality: She felt a hand of steel (= a strong, firm hand) on her arm.There was a hint of steel in his voice (= he sounded cold and firm).
See also: of, steel
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Anderson points out that if diesel engines grow in popularity for light vehicles, then the number of forged steel crankshafts will grow accordingly, as the higher compression ratios of that type of engine necessitates the use of steel cranks.
As the production of steel advanced in the mid-1800's, solid hot rolled steel window frames soon became available in Europe and North America.
William Jasper presents many good facts, but none of these justify the reenactment of steel tariffs
The current uses of steel castings show they can meet the needs of the construction industry.
Bush revoked a series of steel import tariffs which had threatened to unleash a damaging trade war between the US and both Japan and the EU.
With expertise that extends across virtually all legal disciplines, extensive experience in a broad array of industries and a well-integrated network of local offices, the Miami-based law firm of Steel Hector & Davis LLP has played a key role in helping global companies participate in some of Latin America's most significant business opportunities.
steelmakers account for 30 percent of steel imports in the form of raw or semi-finished foreign steel.
Imports are not the main source of steel industry job loss.
A step toward doing just that came in 1996 at a cocktail party, where Murr learned that a UTEP music professor, Larry White, had just received a grant to purchase a set of steel drums.
Lichtenstein, managing member of Steel Partners II, said, "We are pleased to have negotiated an agreement with Bairnco that we believe is in the best interest of all shareholders.
By controlling their production levels, integrated steel mills were able to keep prices from dropping to levels that were seen in previous down cycles, which wiped out a number of steel mills.
Facing these circumstances, its conceivable that the automotive industry would make considerable efforts to source other materials, particularly since substitution of steel in automotive applications has been significant over the past 30 years.