from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun Work in iron, such as gratings and rails.
from The Century Dictionary.
- noun Objects and parts of objects made of iron, as locks and keys, utensils, parts of a building, of a vessel, or the like: as, ornamental ironwork.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun Anything made of iron; -- a general name of such parts or pieces of a building, vessel, carriage, etc., as consist of iron.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.
- noun Anything made of
iron, or consists largely of it, especially when used for decoration.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- noun work made of iron (gratings or rails or railings etc)
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Another black coating for ironwork, which is really a lacquer, is obtained by melting ozokerite, which becomes a brown resinous mass, with a melting-point at 140° F.
The place is crammed with sacks, bags, boxes, parcels and goods mixed together, such as ironwork for agricultural machines, and in a corner lies a rick-cloth smelling strongly of tar like the rigging of a ship.
Of course, Ruskin thought pretty wrought ironwork looked like a prison, so what do I know.
While some of the men mended harness, others repaired the frames and ironwork of the wagons.
The notable gazebo in Alamos 'main plaza displays fine ironwork.
The filigreed ironwork of a stairway saved from Louis Sullivan's demolished Chicago Stock Exchange leads unexpectedly to the second floor.
It was three stories, with two balconies and lacy ironwork for railings.
Much of the story is set in what was then Leningrad, a city of contrasts: the home of "Pushkin and the tsars, of granite embankments and lace ironwork," where people stood in line for necessities like toilet paper and milk.
So Mr Lansley resembles a bungee jumper who has thrown himself off the bridge and now finds himself hurtling upwards, terrified of banging his head on the ironwork.
The architect Hugh Casson found his attentions drifting while watching "the military ironwork clattering by" in the National Day parade, though the physicist J.D.