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 for Metallic iron
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Metallic \Me*tal"lic\, a. [L. metallicus, fr. metallum: cf. F.
     m['e]tallique. See Metal.]
     1. Of or pertaining to a metal; of the nature of metal;
        resembling metal; as, a metallic appearance; a metallic
        [1913 Webster]
     2. (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.
        [1913 Webster +PJC]
     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.
        [1913 Webster]

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