from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A manufacturer of iron
  • n. The proprietor of an ironworks

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A manufacturer of iron, or large dealer therein.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A manufacturer of iron.


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  • Of the 56 signers, he was one of only eight who were foreign born, the only one to have been indentured, and the only one to hold the position of ironmaster.

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  • A Lancastrian ironmaster, Thomas Rawlinson, devised the kilt for his Scottish employees in the 1720s after realizing that it would be much more practical than the traditional Scottish cloak.

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  • Herewith he hands a letter, closely written in somewhat pale ink but in a neat round hand, to the ironmaster, who reads as follows:

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  • “I am not sure that I understand you, George,” replies the ironmaster.

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  • Miss Volumnia with a third little scream takes flight, wishing her hosts — O Lud! — well rid of the — what is it? — ironmaster!

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  • The ironmaster repeats her expression with a little emphasis.

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  • “That,” observes Sir Leicester with unspeakable grandeur, for he thinks the ironmaster a little too glib,

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  • Then they once more shake hands long and heartily and part, the ironmaster turning his face to the smoke and fires, and the trooper to the green country.

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  • The ironmaster, repressing his amused smile, assents.

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  • Sir Leicester very magnificent again at the notion of Mrs. Rouncewell being spirited off from her natural home to end her days with an ironmaster.

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