Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Flakes of oxid of iron which fall from the bloom, ingot, or bar while it is being rolled.

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Examples

  • But it is still more unbelievable that a prejudice, equally unfounded, existed against putting into the blast furnaces the roll-scale from the mills which was pure oxide of iron.

    Autobiography of Andrew Carnegie

  • I recommended our people to send Du Puy to Cleveland to contract for all the roll-scale of my friend's establishment.

    Autobiography of Andrew Carnegie

  • One day, when I was visiting his works at Cleveland, I saw men wheeling this valuable roll-scale into the yard.

    Autobiography of Andrew Carnegie

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