galvanized iron

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galvanized iron


galvanised iron

(Building) building trades iron, esp a sheet of corrugated iron, covered with a protective coating of zinc

gal′vanized i′ron

iron or steel, esp. in sheets, coated with zinc to prevent rust.
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Noun1.galvanized iron - iron that is coated with zinc to protect it from rust
corrugated iron - usually galvanized sheet iron or sheet steel shaped into straight parallel ridges and hollows
atomic number 26, Fe, iron - a heavy ductile magnetic metallic element; is silver-white in pure form but readily rusts; used in construction and tools and armament; plays a role in the transport of oxygen by the blood

galvanized iron

[ˈgælvəˌnaɪzdˈaɪən] nferro zincato
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They were buried as they died, being carted on a sheet of galvanized iron, in their nakedness, from the hospital to the hole in the ground.
In its frozen state it was more like strips of galvanized iron, and when a dog wrestled it into his stomach it thawed into thin and innutritious leathery strings and into a mass of short hair, irritating and indigestible.
"It must have a roof of galvanized iron and an octagon-drop-clock.
The first telephone wire was of galvanized iron, which had at least the primitive virtue of being cheap.
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Now he is a tinpot pope in the Coca-Cola belt and a brother to the forlorn pastors who belabor half-wits in galvanized iron tabernacles behind the railroad yards."
A washing machine if the power is available, or galvanized iron tubs, a wringer, unchipped wash-boards, trustworthy clothes lines and a comfortable place to wash outside the kitchen.
F J Thornton & Co, the weight manufacturers, have now brought out a range of large galvanized iron weights.