Steelie

steelie

(ˈstiːlɪ)
n
1. (Games, other than specified) a steel ball bearing used as a marble
2. (Currencies) informal US a 1943 steel cent

Steelie

A marble-size steel ball bearing used as a marble taw. Because of their extra weight, steelies worked better than regular taws, but because they tended to chip, glass marbles were generally not allowed in games.
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Both Soft Beads and Clusters are available in a rainbow of colors with steelie appeal.
This gig forms part of a whole weekend of activity at the 2-Tone village to be officially opened by Neville Staple and Christine Sugary Staple, with an appearance of Dimples and Donna Hinds and Steelie Becks.
The Steelie Car Mount Kit features the Steelie Magnetic Phone Socket and the Steelie Ball Mount, for secure docking.
* Makes a number of accessories in Boulder, including the recently acquired Steelie iPad mount.
One of our most prolific producers, the guy who basically started dancehall music, a man who made riddims that people chanted on, was a producer called Steelie. He passed away last year.
It complements our three 'steelie' coasters, TRAUMAtizer, The Wild Cat and The Big Apple kiddie coaster.
I needed my steelie shooter, but steelies weren't allowed.
You grin, the camera clicks, and you slide the steelie back into the water.
She more than held her own in the Hollywood shark tank, where she earned sobriquets such as "Steelie Dawn," but complained that her reputation was blown out of proportion because of Hollywood's entrenched misogyny.
"I heard Mourinho said all the Chelsea players clapped when McCulloch spoke before the Manchester City game, and it was the same scenario with Steelie.