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  • v. Present participle of caseharden.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The act or process of converting the surface of iron into steel.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In metallurgy, a rapid process of cementation, in which the surface of wrought-iron is converted into steel by heating the article to be treated in an iron box, in contact with some animal matter, such as bone, parings of horses' hoofs, or leather. This is done in a smith's forge, or in any suitable furnace.
  • n. A process of induration affecting surfaces of rocks.


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