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- n. an open furnace or forge, in which blooms are heated before being wrought into bars.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. An open furnace or forge, in which blooms are heated before being wrought into bars.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A sort of blacksmiths' forge formerly used in manufacturing iron in England, for reheating the blooms intended to be drawn out into bars.
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Jasper had only made some unimportant changes at the Forge itself -- the pigs were subjected to the working of two hearths now, the chafery, where the greater part of the sulphur was burned out, and the finery.
And though coal could not yet be used in the smelting-furnace, it had long been chiefly used in the finery, the chafery, and the blacksmith's hearth.