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metallurgy

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Definition the science and technology of metals
  • She majored in metallurgy and today is an expert on the mechanical properties of steel.
  • The metallurgy group is working on the development of exceptionally strong and light-weight metals.
  • He was a pioneer in powder metallurgy.
  • It was almost a metallurgical process deep inside the core of who I was, something that had already begun, was already nearly forged.
    Stephenie Meyer  --  The Host
  • "He's been talking himself hoarse for days, and the scribes are taking it all down-geology, mining, metallurgy, petroleum chemistry ...."
    Roger Zelazny  --  Lord of Light
  • Metallurgy and electrical engineering would come up for attention.
    Robert M. Pirsig  --  Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance
  • There was also a full forge and smelt-works that would figure prominently in any metallurgist's daydreams.
    Patrick Rothfuss  --  The Name of the Wind
  • It included math, mythology, metallurgy, science, and ancient history.
    Scott Westerfeld  --  The Secret Hour
  • He also wants to learn more about metallurgy, and he's especially eager to study industrial electronics.
    Adam Davidson  --  Making It in America
  • The second was the man who had overseen the team division responsible for sifting the wreckage for metallurgical evidence.
    Dean Koontz  --  Sole Survivor
  • The metallurgist was a necessity.
    John Ringo  --  Live Free or Die
  • The vibration is mainly a surface ship problem, and the screw degradation was eventually conquered by improved metallurgical technology.
    Tom Clancy  --  The Hunt for Red October
  • "The consensus of the best metallurgical authorities," he said, "seems to be highly skeptical about Rearden Metal, contending-"
    Ayn Rand  --  Atlas Shrugged
  • Instead, it was in a dead-end alleyway around the corner and across from a long-since-closed factory whose faded signs indicated a once flourishing metallurgical refining plant in what had to be the ugliest part of the city.
    Robert Ludlum  --  The Bourne Ultimatum
  • For the next five hours, by Eragon's reckoning, Oromis delved into every aspect of his and Saphira's knowledge, from botany to woodworking to metallurgy and medicine, although he mainly concentrated on their grasp of history and the ancient language.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Eldest
  • Phenomenon almost incredible though distinctly seen, what did he then behold but his own metallurgical Louisa, peeping with all her might through a hole in a deal board, and his own mathematical Thomas abasing himself on the ground to catch but a hoof of the graceful equestrian Tyrolean flower-act!
    Charles Dickens  --  Hard Times
  • Which would have advanced the most at the end of a month—the boy who had made his own jackknife from the ore which he had dug and smelted, reading as much as would be necessary for this—or the boy who had attended the lectures on metallurgy at the Institute in the meanwhile, and had received a Rodgers' penknife from his father?
    Henry David Thoreau  --  Walden
  • ...candidates] who grasped that building an atomic bomb required finding practical solutions to a variety of cross-disciplinary problems [Groves] found himself nodding in agreement when Oppenheimer pitched the notion of a central laboratory devoted to this purpose, where, as he later testified, "we could begin to come to grips with chemical, metallurgical, engineering and ordnance problems that had so far received no consideration" Would Oppenheimer have lost his scholarship at Reed?
    Malcolm Gladwell  --  Outliers
  • The superintendent, the chief metallurgist, the chief engineer, Rearden's secretary, even the hospital doctor!
    Ayn Rand  --  Atlas Shrugged
  • I don't know that I'd be of much use to you, I've got a college diploma in metallurgy, but that's not worth the paper it's printed on.
    Ayn Rand  --  Atlas Shrugged

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