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galvanize
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  • It was a row of one-story shops covered with galvanized iron, or with clapboards painted red and bilious yellow.
  • One store-building had a patchy galvanized iron cornice; the building beside it was crowned with battlements and pyramids of brick capped with blocks of red sandstone.

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  • Her slow turning head stopped, galvanized.
  • At noon they drove into her first farmyard, a private village, a white house with no porches save a low and quite dirty stoop at the back, a crimson barn with white trimmings, a glazed brick silo, an ex-carriage-shed, now the garage of a Ford, an unpainted cow-stable, a chicken-house, a pig-pen, a corn-crib, a granary, the galvanized-iron skeleton tower of a wind-mill.

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as in: galvanized into action Define
to stimulate to action
as in: galvanized steel Define
to cover steel or iron with zinc
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