from The Century Dictionary.
- noun The state or character of being steely.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun The quality of being steely.
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- noun Referring to properties of
toughness, hardnessor durabilityresembling (or likened to) that of steel.
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