iron man


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iron man

n
1. (Individual Sports, other than specified) an event at a surf carnival in which contestants compete at swimming, surfing, running, etc
2. (Individual Sports, other than specified) a competitor at such an event

i′ron man′


n.
a person of great physical endurance.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.iron man - a strong man of exceptional physical endurance
athletics, sport - an active diversion requiring physical exertion and competition
adult male, man - an adult person who is male (as opposed to a woman); "there were two women and six men on the bus"
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Astor, that he was serious in his threats, and there is no knowing how far such an iron man may push his notions of authority.
Yet the deepening twilight could not altogether conceal that the iron man was softened; he smiled at the fair spectacle of early love; he almost sighed for the inevitable blight of early hopes.
But when those words were irrevocably spoken, his look assumed sternness, the sense of power, and immitigable resolve; and this with so natural and imperceptible a change, that it seemed as if the iron man had stood there from the first, and the meek man not at all.
Next Sunday the Tribe of Abalone Eaters will descend upon you here in Bierce's Cove, and you will be able to see the rites, the writers and writeresses, down even to the Iron Man with the basilisk eyes, vulgarly known as the King of the Sacerdotal Lizards."
"Lord, it would take an iron man to keep from shootin' at that awful thing.
Boylebingo also offers a "play five pounds get twenty pounds free" welcome bonus, which new players can avail of this week along with the "Iron Man Ten Per Cent Cash Back" promotion.
As well as Iron Man 3, out in cinemas next week, Drew has been hired to write Sherlock Holmes 3 and has worked on upcoming blockbusters such as Godzilla and Pacific Rim.
Entry fees for the half Iron Man event next month have been reduced to encourage more participants, he added.
The triathlete's first Iron Man was in Lake Placid last July, and his third will be August 2012 in New York City.
This replica of the mask used in Iron Man 2 is great fun and designed superbly.
But his rapport with Paltrow's sassy love interest energises several scenes and Rourke's tattooed villain is quietly compelling, destroying the myth of Iron Man because, as he tells Stark: "If you can make God bleed, then people will cease to believe."
In the first Iron Man, the story centered on how a sharp-witted and uber-intelligent billionaire playboy - Tony Stark (the always captivating Robert Downey Jr) - creates a suit of armour to help keep his badly-punctured yet still-beating heart in the dusty, rocky bunkers of Afghanistan.