from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Tin stuff so rich and pure as it rises out of the mine that it has scarce any need of being cleansed by water.
  • To cover or smear the sides of with clay, in order to prevent the escape of heat in burning: as, to scove a pile of bricks in a kiln, preparatory to firing.

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  • noun UK, dialect, Cornish, mining Rich, pure tin ore.


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  • Before beginning to build a field kiln, which is sometimes called a scove kiln, it is necessary to know the following:

    Chapter 8

  • · Intermittent kilns include clamps and scove kilns

    Chapter 3

  • · Intermittent kilns include clamps and scove kilns (traditional field kilns), updraught and downdraught kilns.

    Chapter 4

  • Thus, the vents should be open, and the fires kept low so long as steam is seen to rise from the top of the scove.

    Chapter 10

  • However, it will require a relatively longer tunnel which may exceed the allowed length for proper lighting of the scove.

    Chapter 10

  • The name of the scove kiln originates from the practice of scoving the outside bricks in order to stop the heat from escaping from the pile of bricks being fired.

    Chapter 15

  • Another example relates to coal consumption by a scove kiln.

    Chapter 12

  • A widely used adaptation of the clamp is the scove kiln, also mistakenly called a clamp.

    Chapter 10

  • For example, the intermittent scove kiln may require 1 tonne of firewood per 1,000 bricks.

    Chapter 12

  • The progression of the early stages of construction of a scove is shown in figure VII. 6.

    Chapter 10


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