from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n.pl. A building or establishment where iron is smelted or where heavy iron products are made.
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- n. A factory in which iron is manufactured or iron goods are made
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- n. the workplace where iron is smelted or where iron goods are made
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Thus in ironworks, and shipyards and dockyards trade becomes dull, almost comes to a standstill and men have to be discharged.
In the world-wide amalgamation of shoe-makers into boot factories, and smithies into ironworks, which is going on in Europe and America, these little shops have been overlooked.
“These are good, very good,” he said to nobody in particular as he waded back and forth between the stalactites hanging from the spectral ironworks on the walls and the measuring and collecting instruments stored in a beaten-up backpack.
Ms. Downey: South of Market was the industrial section where a lot of heavy manufacturing was going on—ironworks, factories.
"These are good, very good," he said to nobody in particular as he waded back and forth between the stalactites hanging from the spectral ironworks on the walls and the measuring and collecting instruments stored in his beaten-up backpack.
Elsewhere we marveled at the intricate rusted ironworks designs in the latest video of Amanita's upcoming adventure game Machinarium, saw Minotaur China Shop (and Jetpack Brontosaurus, coincidentally) creators Flashbang poke gentle fun at Braid creator Jon Blow, and found a wonderful series of T-shirts based on the glitched-out boot-up sequences of arcade games.
The Lloyds Ironworks had been built on the doorstep of what had been the tiny village of Corby in Northamptonshire, and in time the ironworks became Stewarts and Lloyds, who turned it into the biggest integrated iron and steelworks in Europe.
Bronze statuary went to an ironworks in Alabama for touch-up.
Near the ruins of the Tula ironworks lies a formidable canyon.
But Morris did not let the land lie fallow; he raised a self-contained settlement that would eventually comprise farms and basic industry, including a quarry, a gristmill, a forge, ironworks, and a hat manufactory.