chalybean

Chalybean

Cha*lyb"e*an\, a. [L. chalybe["i]us, fr. chalybs steel, Gr. ?.]

1. Of or pertaining to the Chalybes, an ancient people of Pontus in Asia Minor, celebrated for working in iron and steel.

2. Of superior quality and temper; -- applied to steel. [Obs.] --Milton.
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