It irons

Definitions

  • A wrought-iron trammel used for hanging a pot from a fireplace crane. The adjustable hook made it possible to raise or lower the pot
    A wrought-iron trammel used for hanging a pot from a fireplace crane. The adjustable hook made it possible to raise or lower the pot
  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • It irons (Naut) said of a sailing vessel, when, in tacking, she comes up head to the wind and will not fill away on either tack.
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Additional illustrations & photos:

Objects found at a 17th-century forge site at Jamestown: blacksmith’s tools, bar iron, a few incomplete items, sword guards, and slag. It appears that the forge was in operation as early as 1625 Objects found at a 17th-century forge site at Jamestown: blacksmith’s tools, bar iron, a few incomplete items, sword...
A 17th-century lime kiln excavated at Jamestown. In it oyster shells from the James River were burned for making lime. The iron hoops which supported the arched top of the kiln buckled from the intense heat A 17th-century lime kiln excavated at Jamestown. In it oyster shells from the James River were burned for making...
Archeological explorations revealed that the colonists enjoyed archery. The iron lever shown, known as a “goat’s foot,” was used for setting the string of a light hunting crossbow. It was found 4 miles from Jamestown. showing the use of a “goat’s foot” from _Weapons, A Pictorial History_ by Edwin Tunis Archeological explorations revealed that the colonists enjoyed archery. The iron lever shown, known as a “goat’s...

Quotations

  • Christian Nevell Bovee
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    “Affliction, like the iron-smith, shapes as it smites.”
  • Alphonse De Lamartine
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    “Habit with its iron sinews, clasps us and leads us day by day.”
  • Thomas Buxton
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    “Laziness grows on people; it begins in cobwebs and ends in iron chains. The more one has to do, the more he is able to accomplish.”
  • Oliver Cromwell
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    “Make the iron hot by striking it.”
  • Tom Sharp
    Tom Sharp
    “We must not only strike the iron while it is hot, we must strike it until it is hot.”
  • Henri Frederic Amiel
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    “Without passion man is a mere latent force and possibility, like the flint which awaits the shock of the iron before it can give forth its spark.”

Usage

In literature:

Very close to it was a piece of railroad iron that must have been carried half a mile, bent as it it were but common wire.
"The Johnstown Horror" by James Herbert Walker
From an early period it became obvious that the iron road as originally laid down was far too weak for the heavy traffic which it had to carry.
"Lives of the Engineers The Locomotive. George and Robert Stephenson" by Samuel Smiles
Development of its iron and steel industry is just beginning.
"The Economic Aspect of Geology" by C. K. Leith
It had been a store, but green and white paint and an iron garden-fence had turned it into a gentlemanly residence for a medical practitioner.
"The Dop Doctor" by Clotilde Inez Mary Graves
It was barred across with iron bars, and it was bolted and locked so that nobody could open it.
"Museum of Antiquity" by L. W. Yaggy
Thursley Common once rang with the picks and hammers of an iron mine; it was one of the centres of a great industry of the Weald.
"Highways and Byways in Surrey" by Eric Parker
It is properly classified as a mashie shot, but there are golfers who do it with an iron.
"The Complete Golfer [1905]" by Harry Vardon
He seized the heavy iron bar placed across the door and worked it loose.
"Messengers of Evil" by Pierre Souvestre
It is plated with thick iron.
"My Days and Nights on the Battle-Field" by Charles Carleton Coffin
No, it was Iron Knife.
"Shaman" by Robert Shea
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In poetry:

Singers singing down the street,
I believe there is a song,
Could you sing it, that would beat
All the sweet and all the strong;
Just a simple song of pity,
'Mid the iron of the city.
"A Song of Singers" by Richard Le Gallienne
So when the iron portal shuts behind us,
And life forgets us in its noise and whirl,
Visions that shunned the glaring noonday find us,
And glimmering starlight shows the gates of pearl.
"The Iron Gate" by Oliver Wendell Holmes
'So fresh, no need of showers shall there be.'—
Ah, senseless gardener! must it come to pass
That 'neath the glaring noon thou shouldest see
Thine earth become as iron, His heavens as brass?
"Strange, all-absorbing Love, who gatherest" by Digby Mackworth Dolben
All the day long among perilous wheels,
His duty it was to tend
Spindles and jennies and shuttles and reels,
A toil without an end,
For iron never grows weary, nor feels,
Nor ever made child its friend!
"A Dozen Ballads About White Slavery. II. The Factory Slave" by Martin Farquhar Tupper
But list ye me—on the lone high seas,
As the ship went smoothly on,
It chanced, in the silent second watch,
I sate on the deck alone;
And I heard, from among those iron chests,
A sound like a dying groan.
"The Old Man's Story" by Mary Botham Howitt
It is swooping, swooping, down upon us! In an icy hurricane it flies,
swirling in the darkness of hell. Everything shuddered—and there, in
this flying mass—was the crash of thunder, the iron wail of thousands of
throats….
"A Dream" by Ivan Turgenev

In news:

Movie Mama Sara Voorhess reviews the violent "Man with the Iron Fist " and the video game-inspired "Wreck It Ralph.".
I have a nonstick iron that has sticky residue on it.
US Steel says a planned expansion of its taconite plant in Keewatin will bring 75 jobs to the Iron Range.
Group spun off its stainless steel unit into Aperam, a new listed company, and also acquired Canadian miner Baffinland Iron Mines.
James Van Dyke, president of Javelin Strategy & Research, certainly found it ironic when Wells Fargo alerted him to a fraudulent transaction six months ago.
"It was ironic," Krauss said.
When it comes to pure, raw and unfiltered metal… you can't do any better than Iron Maiden.
The acclaimed actress talks about what it was like playing the former British prime minister in "The Iron Lady" and whether she's nervous about the upcoming Academy Awards ceremony.
The new Margaret Thatcher biography, "The Iron Lady," does one thing that woman never did: It asks you to feel sorry for her.
It can also be a major earner for rock veterans from Iron Maiden to the Who.
Technically, Iron Dome is a defensive weapon, but it also gives the Israelis leeway to go on the offense because it greatly reduces the price they will have to pay for Hamas retaliation.
Ironically, it was 65 years ago today that Chuck Yeager broke the sound barrier in his X-1A.
It Could Be Iron Deficiency .
It's pretty ironic that Jon Robin Baitz's new play, "Other Desert Cities," has finally made it to Broadway.
It's an ironic twist to your torment.
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In science:

Note that at this time the amount of iron has not yet reached its final value, as an important contribution is expected later on from stars with a mass smaller than 10 M ⊙ .
Evolution of the X-ray luminosity and metallicity of starburst blown superbubbles
To specify the initial conditions for the explosion the massive progenitor star must be evolved through its various burning stages, to formation of the inert iron core.
Nuclear Physics Neutrino PreTown Meeting: Summary and Recommendations
W tb vertex and is sensitive to some technicolor models; ironically, its biggest background is t¯t pair production.
Top Quark Physics: Summary
It was shown by Kallman et al. (1996), however, that under conditions of overionization, iron L-shell emission is overwhelmed by 1s − np and RRC emission from K-shell ions of, for example, oxygen, neon, and magnesium.
X-ray Spectroscopy of Accretion Disks and Stellar Winds in X-Ray Binaries
Recombination spectra also affect iron L-shell ratios (Liedahl et al. 1990) but it appears that use of these ratios may have to wait for instruments of higher sensitivity.
X-ray Spectroscopy of Accretion Disks and Stellar Winds in X-Ray Binaries
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