Metal vs Vitriol - What's the difference?

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As nouns the difference between metal and vitriol

is that metal is (lb) chemical elements or alloys, and the mines where their ores come from while vitriol is (dated) sulphuric acid and various metal sulphates.

As verbs the difference between metal and vitriol

is that metal is to make a road using crushed rock, stones etc while vitriol is to subject someone to bitter verbal abuse.

As a adjective metal

is (music) characterized by strong, fast drum-beats and distorted guitars.

metal

English

(wikipedia metal)

Noun

  • (lb) Chemical elements or alloys, and the mines where their ores come from.
  • #Any of a number of chemical elements in the periodic table that form a metallic bond with other metal atoms; generally shiny, somewhat malleable and hard, often a conductor of heat and electricity.
  • #*{{quote-magazine, date=2014-04-21, volume=411, issue=8884, magazine=(The Economist)
  • , title= Subtle effects , passage=Manganism has been known about since the 19th century, when miners exposed to ores containing manganese, a silvery metal , began to totter, slur their speech and behave like someone inebriated.}}
  • #Any material with similar physical properties, such as an alloy.
  • #*
  • #*:But then I had the flintlock by me for protection. ¶ There were giants in the days when that gun was made; for surely no modern mortal could have held that mass of metal steady to his shoulder. The linen-press and a chest on the top of it formed, however, a very good gun-carriage; and, thus mounted, aim could be taken out of the window.
  • #(lb) Any element other than hydrogen and helium,Majewski, S. R. (2003, 2006). CHEMICAL ABUNDANCE EFFECTS ON SPECTRAL ENERGY DISTRIBUTIONS]. ASTR 551 (Majewski) Lecture Notes. or sometimes other than hydrogen.Martin, J. C. (n.d.). [http://etacar.umn.edu/~martin/rrlyrae/metals.htm What we learn from a star's metal content
  • #Crushed rock, stones etc. used to make a road.
  • #(lb) The ore from which a metal is derived.
  • #:(Raymond)
  • #(lb) A mine from which ores are taken.
  • #*(Jeremy Taylor) (1613–1677)
  • #*:slavesand persons condemned to metals
  • (lb) A light tincture used in a coat of arms, specifically argent and or.
  • Molten glass that is to be blown or moulded to form objects.
  • :(Knight)
  • (lb) A category of rock music encompassing a number of genres (including thrash metal, death metal, heavy metal, etc.) characterized by strong, fast drum-beats and distorted guitars.
  • (lb) The substance that constitutes something or someone; matter; hence, character or temper; mettle.
  • *1599 , (William Shakespeare), (Much Ado About Nothing) , :
  • *:LEONATO. Well, niece, I hope to see you one day fitted with a husband.
  • *:BEATRICE. Not till God make men of some other metal than earth. Would it not grieve a woman to be over-mastered with a piece of valiant dust?
  • The effective power or calibre of guns carried by a vessel of war.
  • The rails of a railway.
  • The actual airline operating a flight, rather than any of the codeshare operators.
  • :
  • Antonyms

    * (any of a number of chemical elements in the periodic table that form a metallic bond with other metal atoms) nonmetal

    Derived terms

    * death metal * heavy metal * metalcore * metallic * metallo- * metalware * noble metal * [[nu metal], /nu-metal * pot metal * power metal * thrash metal * transition metal

    References

    Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • (music) Characterized by strong, fast drum-beats and distorted guitars.
  • Having the emotional or social characteristics associated with metal music; brash, bold, frank, unyielding, etc.
  • Verb

    (metall)
  • To make a road using crushed rock, stones etc.
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    vitriol

    English

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • (dated) sulphuric acid and various metal sulphates
  • (by extension) bitterly abusive language
  • * 2012 November 2, Ken Belson, "[http://www.nytimes.com/2012/11/03/sports/new-york-city-marathon-will-not-be-held-sunday.html?hp&_r=0]," New York Times (retrieved 2 November 2012):
  • For days, online forums sparked with outrage against politicians and race organizers, a tone that turned to vitriol against runners, even from some shaming other runners for being selfish.

    Derived terms

    * vitriolic * oil of vitriol * blue vitriol * green vitriol * hurl vitriol * iron vitriol * white vitriol

    Verb

    (en verb)
  • to subject someone to bitter verbal abuse