Bloomery

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Bloomery (Manuf) A furnace and forge in which wrought iron in the form of blooms is made directly from the ore, or (more rarely) from cast iron.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n bloomery An establishment in which wrought-iron is made by the direct process, that is, from the ore directly, or without having been first produced in the form of cast-iron. The direct process was the original one by which wrought-iron was made wherever that metal was employed, and is still in use among nations where modern metallurgical methods are not yet introduced, especially in Burma, Borneo, and Africa; it is also employed, though to a very limited extent, in Europe and in the United States, especially in the Champlain district of New York. The iron made in bloomeries is obtained in the form of blooms (see bloom).
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Bloomery blōōm′ėr-i the first forge through which iron passes after it has been melted from the ore, and where it is made into Blooms, or rough ingots, for hammering or drawing out.
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Usage

In literature:

An hour later when his regiment came down into Bloomery Gap, he found the colonel and made his report.
"The Long Roll" by Mary Johnston
Bloomeries are frequent in the United States, being found in many parts of the primitive country, where the magnetic ore of iron is abundant.
"The American Quarterly Review" by Various
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In news:

Born February 3, 1935 in Bloomery, he was the son of the late Jerry N and Wilda (Cannon) Crouse .
Bloomery Plantation Distillery co-owner Linda Losey pours 190-proof, lemon-infused alcohol through filters during the process of preparing limoncello, a sweet, lemony liqueur originally developed in Italy.
With more than 600 representatives from small-scale distilleries in the country, Losey was just happy to be representing her brand of handmade cordials from Bloomery Plantation Distillery in Charles Town.
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