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Steely, made of steel: the s. point of Clifford's “lance,” H6C II, 3, 16. Figuratively, == hard, firm, unbending: but these fixed evils (lying, folly, cowardice) “sit so fit in him, that they take place, when virtue's s. bones look bleak i' the cold wind,” All's I, 1, 114 (== steel-boned, unyielding and uncomplying virtue).
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