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metallic

1. of, concerned with, or consisting of metal or a metal
2. Chem (of a metal element) existing in the free state rather than in combination

metallic

[mə′tal·ik]
(optics)
Having a brilliant mineral luster characteristic of metals.
(science and technology)
Pertaining to metals.
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Considering the burnishing like a method for machining by plastically deformation, there are some possible further approaches that concerns improving the metallically spherical head design, or using more than 5 or 6 input parameters, or searching the influence of the input parameters to the output parameters like part tolerances.
Unit Four-Six, Unit Four-Six; come in, Four-Six," the radio in the police car blurted metallically.
Like a school of dolphins, the yachts in the mooring swerve in unison and chatter metallically as the wake moves through, their halyards shipping out aluminum signals.
He scorns weakling humans who aren't so metallically autonomous ("You do not know him, you communal people, or you have forgotten him"), and - he's not some cowering communal person - intrepidly and arrogantly declares, "I'd sooner, except the penalties, kill a man than a hawk.
Clearly, untold amounts of network energy have gone into making this one a breathtakinly telegenic war, from the snappy America-at-War graphics to the strict policing of the East-West sartorial frontier: stateside correspondents almost metallically smooth and hard looking, with crisp haircuts and sharp suits> gulf correspondence rough-and-ready in tousled hair, wearing something very Banana Republic--open-naked with epaulettes--even if they don't caravan any farther than the hotel bar.
Listening to Petra Noskaiova, you can do nothing but savour her velvet mezzo-soprano and overall soulful, intelligent performance, and you will certainly be unable to resist the metallically sweet soprano of Hana Blazikova, whose brilliant performance is doubly praiseworthy when you remember that she joined the recording at the last moment as a replacement for the sick Gabriela Eibenova.
Fantasy fashions for the era were usually metallically modern - Buck Rogers meets Barbie Bacofoil ensembles for shiny, happy people.
Stephen Curtis' metallically sterile set, with its large revolving door, is excellent, while Nevin's technique of having characters stare piercingly into the audience at the end of each exchange effectively challenges those watching to recognize themselves in the play.