from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. An oven in which any substance is roasted; specifically, in metallurgy, an oven for roasting or calcining ores, the purpose being to expel sulphur, arsenic, etc., by the action of heat, which volatilizes these substances. Also called ore-calcining furnace and roasting-furnace.
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Others of the grinning and chattering monkey-men, all as stark of clothes and bestial of appearance as Balatta, had wanted his body for the roasting-oven.
Tinder-box, roasting-oven, warming-pan, etc.; were used in Revolutionary times; from Dedham Historical Society.