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Metalworking. a hearth for smelting iron in blooms of pasty consistency by means of charcoal.
Historical Examples

Gairloch In North-West Ross-Shire John H. Dixon, F.S.A. Scot
The Long Roll Mary Johnston
Gairloch In North-West Ross-Shire John H. Dixon, F.S.A. Scot
Popular Technology; Volume 2 Edward Hazen
The American Quarterly Review Various
The Book of Coniston William Gershom Collingwood
The Long Roll Mary Johnston
The Long Roll Mary Johnston
The Long Roll Mary Johnston

noun (pl) -eries
a place in which malleable iron is produced directly from iron ore


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