Bog iron

Definitions

  • Near the foundation of the probable bake shop, a pair of kilns once served for slaking lime, and perhaps for firing pottery. Between the kilns was a flame-scarred pit containing evidence of ironworking and the roasting of bog ore for iron
    Near the foundation of the probable bake shop, a pair of kilns once served for slaking lime, and perhaps for firing pottery. Between the kilns was a flame-scarred pit containing evidence of ironworking and the roasting of bog ore for iron
  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Bog iron bog ore; limonite. See Bog ore, under Bog.
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Usage

In literature:

Happily the bogs themselves are iron; deepest bog will bear.
"History of Friedrich II. of Prussia, Vol. XIV. (of XXI.) Frederick The Great--The Surrounding European War Does Not End--August, 1742-July, 1744" by Thomas Carlyle
Bog iron ore is common on the north-east side of the lake, and is worked.
"The Mirror of Literature, Amusement, and Instruction" by Various
IRONWORKING AND THE ROASTING OF BOG ORE FOR IRON.
"New Discoveries at Jamestown" by John L. Cotter
On the hearth was a little heap of the bog iron ore and a bottle.
"The Entailed Hat" by George Alfred Townsend
Bog-iron ore appears often to have originated in this way.
"Peat and its Uses as Fertilizer and Fuel" by Samuel William Johnson
Minerals are granite bowlders, and bog iron ore.
"A New Guide for Emigrants to the West" by J. M. Peck
To-day the coal is dug, along with the bog iron.
"Earth and Sky Every Child Should Know" by Julia Ellen Rogers
Bog iron-ore, whence derived, 722.
"Principles of Geology" by Charles Lyell
Ehrenberg, Prof., on bog-iron ore, 26. on infusoria, 24.
"A Manual of Elementary Geology" by Charles Lyell
Many of these bogs pour forth a solution of iron.
"The World and Its People: Book VII" by Anna B. Badlam
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In poetry:

Black as iron is the landwash
Under the wet fog;
And green sucks the tide.
Back of all lie barren and bog.
"The Fiddler" by Theodore Goodridge Roberts

In news:

Trails At Old Bog Iron Works In Madison Combines Nature, History.
That's when a sawmill was converted to an iron works after a large amount of bog ore was discovered in nearby ponds, swamps and bogs.
Both trails will bring visitors to the bog iron works .
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