an artificial material that combines some of the qualities of plastic (such as lightness or transparency) with some of the qualities of steel (such as hardness or strength)
Cold and rugged it was, lashed by furious gales that tore with futile fury at the plasteel dome which Elmer Dunk called home.
One day, while they had been building a series of plasteel pillboxes, as a change from digging, one of the silicoidos came to life.
What we need is a dielectric as tough as plasteel.
There was a momentary silence, then the plasteel-armored guards fired at the spot.
The shafts were about a meter and a half long with glistening plasteel hoods at one end, roughened at the other end for a firm grip.
All of his dreams since the age of nine had dealt with ships. Ships, at first, of plasteel and jubber, sailing the straits and archipelagos of Calafia, and later ships of space.
Even a heavyworlder would have had to grunt to bash the sturdy plasteel frame and body skin.
I knew those struts were faulty. Trust Plasteel Corporation, the crew boss told us.
This stripped away the surface plastic that covered the far harder plasteel of the flexible saw inside.
She looked down at the bland grey plasteel table.
Sprinkled between the domes were buildings of every possible style, from single-box prefab plasteel instahuts to six-story mansions of local phlegm-colored brick, abandoned ships repurposed as factories or dwellings, and the ever-popular yurts of local lizard-hide over steel frames that could be quickly moved if circumstances required it.
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