Lustrous Chromite

  1. When the horns point in their direction, they’re already defeated.
  2. These arms will never tremble.
  3. The ticking of this heart can be heard across the battlefield.
  4. The squeaky legs always get their grease.
  5. No tears will be shed. No amount of darkness can stop this light.

DEFINITION/SUMMARY:

lustrous

  • Something that is lustrous shines brightly and gently, because it has a smooth or shiny surface
  • Very polished metal surface with an almost mirror shine

Chromite

  • A brownish-black mineral that consists of a mixed oxide of chromium and iron and is the principal ore of chromium
  • The only ores of chromium are the minerals chromite and magnesiochromite
  • Chromite is used as a refractory material, because it has a high heat stability
  • The chromium extracted from chromite is used in chrome plating and alloying for production of corrosion resistant superalloys, nichrome, and stainless steel
  • These metals have a bright mirror finish when polished

Flavor text reference The Tin Man, in “The Wizard of Oz”

EXPANDED INFO:

The Tin Woodman aka the Tin Man or the Tin Woodsman

  • A character in the fictional Land of Oz created by American author L. Frank Baum
  • Baum’s Tin Woodman first appeared in his classic 1900 book The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, and reappeared in many other following Oz books in the series
  • In the books and film he is found frozen from rusting in the rain and use his oil can to release him
  • He squeeks and periodically requires oil to loosen his joints.
  • He follows the main character Dorothy to the Emerald City to get a heart from The Wizard
  • They are later joined on their adventure by the Scarecrow and the Cowardly Lion.

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