Resting Steel


STEEL; iron united with carbon from which it possesses properties distinct from those of iron and which render it of superior value From its higher degree of hardness it admits a finer polish and assumes a brighter color When tempered it possesses a higher degree of elasticity and is also more sonorous It is more weakly attracted by the load stone it receives more slowly the magnetic power but it preserves it longer When exposed to a moist air it does not contract rust so easily as iron