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from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A small steel frame inclosing fire-brick, of various shapes, and arranged with either a hearth on which the flames play or a narrow slot through which the flames pass in a thin sheet. It is used in annealing rods, forging cutlery, brazing small sheets of metal, and heating lathe-tools preparatory to hardening them.


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