to harden (steel) by heating and quenching to render it austenitic.
Jane, 1775–1817, English novelist. Contemporary Examples Austen was a mathematician of social interaction, and her novels are impossibly, preposterously good. Pulitzer Winner Jennifer Egan’s PEN Festival Book Bag Jennifer Egan April 22, 2012 “A lot of slaves would protect themselves from punishment by being beloved,” Austen said. Why It’s Time to End Blackface, Finally Soraya […]
Sir Austen Henry [aw-stuh n] /ˈɔ stən/ (Show IPA), 1817–94, English archaeologist, writer, and diplomat. Historical Examples Layard had found four Hittite seals in the palace of Sennacherib at Nineveh. Archology and the Bible George A. Barton Not less than two miles of bas-reliefs were thus brought to light by Mr. Layard. Self-Help Samuel Smiles […]
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austen, jane A British author of the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries; her best-known works are the novels Pride and Prejudice and Emma. Austen is particularly famous for her witty irony and perceptive comments about people and their social relationships.