Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
Steel in which the main alloying element is carbon, and whose properties are chiefly dependent on the percentage of carbon present.
- ‘The tool, which turned up in Holland, is the oldest tool to be discovered in Europe made from the rare alloy, ultrahigh carbon steel.’
- ‘Exports of finished carbon steel during 2002-03 rose by an industry-wide average of 13 per cent and crossed 3 million tonnes for the first time.’
- ‘It can also be used on plastics and fiberglass and for polishing stainless steel, high carbon steel, or bronze.’
- ‘Averaged over all types of structures, aluminum components usually weigh about one-half that of carbon steel or stainless steel members.’
- ‘These four types of steels have higher yield strengths than mild carbon steel in the as-hot-rolled condition.’
- ‘The 4-inch hunting blade and hatchet ale both manufactured of XT80 stainless steel while the accessory blades are carbon steel.’
- ‘Eleven witnesses, including cops and firefighters, either see the crash or rush to the scene within 15 minutes to watch the flames from the molten metal - mostly carbon steel - that covers the ground.’
- ‘To drill metal you need to buy at least carbon steel.’
- ‘The melding of the two steels imparted the ductility of iron to the hardness and edge-holding qualities of carbon steel.’
- ‘Even the trigger blade and trigger guard are made of blued carbon steel.’
- ‘Special steels have been produced for this purpose, known as finishing steels, which are capable of retaining a keen cutting edge for much longer periods than carbon steel used under similar conditions.’
- ‘I prefer carbon steel to stainless because I have always believed that the steel for a blade should be chosen for its ability to take and hold an edge rather than because it is easy to clean.’
- ‘Different joint preparations can be used to avoid the possible pickup of carbon steel in the clad alloy weld.’
- ‘When carbon steel is quenched in the baths at constant temperatures, the velocity of austenite transformation is found to depend on temperature.’
- ‘In comparison with a structural steel hardened in a furnace cheaper carbon steel can be used with higher strength after induction hardening.’
- ‘Both are IDPA-approved and available in blued carbon steel or stainless steel for $33.’
- ‘The matrix metals include iron, carbon steel, nickel-based alloys, cobalt-based alloys, and copper-based alloys.’
- ‘Steels are sometimes given names based on their principal alloy such as carbon steel, chrome-manganese steel, chrome-molybdenum steel, etc.’
- ‘Steels with 0,5% nickel are similar to carbon steel, but are stronger, on account of the finer pearlite formed and the presence of nickel in solution in the ferrite.’
- ‘Nevertheless, alloying can make changes in the atmospheric-corrosion rate of carbon steel.’
carbon steel/ˈkärbən stēl/
We take a look at several popular, though confusing, punctuation marks.
From Afghanistan to Zimbabwe, discover surprising and intriguing language facts from around the globe.
The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.