Alloy steel

carbon steel to which various elements, as chromium, cobalt, copper, manganese, molybdenum, nickel, tungsten, or vanadium, have been added in sufficient amounts to obtain desirable physical and chemical properties.
Historical Examples

Take a brain made up of super-charged magnetic crystals enclosed in a leaden cranium and shielded by alloy steel.
Robots of the World! Arise! Mari Wolf

alloy steel has a varying but small percentage of other elements mixed with it to give certain desired qualities.
Oxy-Acetylene Welding and Cutting Harold P. Manly


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  • Allport

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    agreeable, acceptable, or commendable: an all-right plan. Historical Examples “I will put it allright to-morrow, Sir,” said my distressed employ. Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 108, January 19, 1895 Various The hut of allright attacked by them; plundered of every thing it had in it. The History of Tasmania , Volume II (of 2) […]

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