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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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Of, like, or containing iron.

Usage examples (4)
  • Adjective : a ferreous alloy
  • It is in this stuff, or sandy and ferreous cement, that the gold occurs.
  • They were "ferreous freaks": vessels "made in foundries were sure to founder."
  • -- To be rendered made or consisting of: as, golden, brazen, woollen, silken, leathern, made of gold, brass, &c.; vitreous, ligneous, ferreous, made or consisting of... for more
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