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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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Examples

  • 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.

    The Three Black Pennys A Novel

  • 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.

    The Coal Question~ Of the Iron Trade

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