The Collaborative International Dictionary
Metallic \Me*tal"lic\, a. [L. metallicus, fr. metallum: cf. F. m['e]tallique. See Metal.]
Of or pertaining to a metal; of the nature of metal; resembling metal; as, a metallic appearance; a metallic alloy.
(Chem.) Of, pertaining to, or characterized by, the essential and implied properties of a metal, as contrasted with a nonmetal or metalloid; conductive of electricity; basic; forming positive ions in solution; antacid.
Metallic iron, iron in the state of the metal, as distinquished from its ores, as magnetic iron.
Metallic paper, paper covered with a thin solution of lime, whiting, and size. When written upon with a pewter or brass pencil, the lines can hardly be effaced.
Metallic tinking (Med.), a sound heard in the chest, when a cavity communicating with the air passages contains both air and liquid.
Usage examples of "metallic iron".
Without waiting to investigate the nature, appearance, or structure of the precious mass, Nerado ordered power into the converters and drove an enormous softening field of force upon the object - a force of such a nature that it would condense the metallic iron into an allotropic modification of much smaller bulk.
Their reaction showed indirectly the presence of metallic iron in large quantities with traces of carbon, molybdenum- Steel!
Their reaction showed indirectly the presence of metallic iron in large quantities with traces of carbon, molybdenum Steel!
Their framework, instead of being stone, as is ours, was iron, their bones were pure metallic iron, far stronger than bone.
Here, on a broad open plain, over an area about five miles in diameter, were scattered from one to two thousand masses of metallic iron, the fragments varying in weight from half a ton to a fraction of an ounce.