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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Gad-steel.
 
Flemish steel. So called because it is wrought in gads, or small bars. (Anglo-Saxon, gad, a small bar or goad; Icelandic, gaddr, a spike or goad.)   1
       
“I will go get a leaf of brass,
       
And with a gad of steel will write these words.”
       
Shakespeare: Titus Andronicus, iv. 1.
 


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