Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A furnace, oven, kiln, or retort used for reducing bituminous coal to coke; a coking-oven. The essential features are a chamber to contain the coal, with openings at various points for the admission of air, which can be closed as required during the progress of the operation, and a furnace or fire-chamber to supply the necessary heat. In some forms the gases which are evolved are utilized as fuel for the oven itself, or for a steam-boiler, or for some similar purpose, or they are condensed as tar, etc.
“Memories of my childhood nights include a horizon turned red against the darkness by the coke-oven fires outside town.”
“The washed coal, after being crushed and elevated to the top of the building, is conveyed by a chute to the coke-oven larry, and is weighed on the track scale, after which it is charged to the oven.”
“The old form of coke-oven was called the bee-hive on account of its shape.”
“U.S. Steel coke-oven explosion near Pittsburgh injures 20 14 hurt in Pennsylvania steel plant blast”
“U.S. Steel coke-oven explosion near Pittsburgh injures 20”
“The explosion on Wednesday occurred after an unplanned release of coke-oven gas ignited in one battery of coke ovens.”
“; KOLKATA, 12 JUNE: As the mercury soared again and the regional meteorological office predicted no relief from the sultry conditions, there was no respite from Pollution Control Board (WBPCB) has asked state-owned Durgapur Projects Limited to prevent pollution caused by its coke-oven plant by 21 June.”
“It was a subsidiary of Hutni Projekt Praha, a large state enterprise specialized in coke-oven plants design and heavy metallurgical chemistry.”
“Frances arrives outside the steel door, takes a last breath of coke-oven air and enters the dim roar of the speak, passing under Boutros’s arm as if it were a bridge.”
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