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

  Steel \Steel\ (st[=e]l), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Steeled
     (st[=e]ld); p. pr. & vb. n. Steeling.] [AS. st[=y]lan: cf.
     Icel. staela. See Steel, n.]
     1. To overlay, point, or edge with steel; as, to steel a
        razor; to steel an ax.
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     2. Fig.: To make hard or strong; hence, to make insensible or
        obdurate.
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              Lies well steeled with weighty arguments. --Shak.
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              O God of battles! steel my soldiers' hearts. --Shak.
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              Why will you fight against so sweet a passion,
              And steel your heart to such a world of charms?
                                                    --Addison.
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     3. Fig.: To cause to resemble steel, as in smoothness,
        polish, or other qualities.
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              These waters, steeled
              By breezeless air to smoothest polish. --Wordsworth.
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     4. (Elec.) To cover, as an electrotype plate, with a thin
        layer of iron by electrolysis. The iron thus deposited is
        very hard, like steel.
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From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  40 Moby Thesaurus words for "steeled":
     Philistine, backed, calcified, callous, calloused, case-hardened,
     crusted, crusty, crystallized, flinty, fossilized, granulated,
     hard, hardened, hardhearted, hornified, impervious, incrusted,
     indurate, indurated, insensitive, inured, lapidified, ossified,
     pachydermatous, petrified, proof against, reinforced, rigidified,
     sclerotic, set, solidified, steeled against, steely, stiffened,
     stony, strengthened, thick-skinned, toughened, vitrified
  
  

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