Ash-furnace

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Ash-furnace A furnace or oven for fritting materials for glass making.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n ash-furnace A kind of furnace or oven in which the materials for glass-making are fritted.
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Usage

In literature:

There they were, the furnace sounds, unalterable, eternal: removing ashes, shoveling coal.
"Main Street" by Sinclair Lewis
The Berceau de Dieu was as one vast furnace, in which every living creature was caught and consumed and changed to ashes.
"Stories By English Authors: France" by Various
It was as hot as a furnace, for everything inflammable in it seemed to have caught fire, and the lumber glowed in piles of hot ashes.
"Huntingtower" by John Buchan
There is an ardent furnace of life hidden beneath the crust of ashes: there is a wonderful language behind that national silence.
"The Witch of Prague" by F. Marion Crawford
Zinc ash, of various assortments, from iron blast furnaces.
"Scientific American Supplement, No. 455, September 20, 1884" by Various
The ashes from the furnace go into boxes and barrels outside of the house.
"The Complete Home" by Various
The Catholic convent at Belleville, Ill., took fire from the furnace Saturday evening, and in an hour was reduced to ashes.
"The Prairie Farmer, Vol. 56, No. 2, January 12, 1884" by Various
The Berceau de Dieu was as one vast furnace, in which every living creature was caught and consumed and changed to ashes.
"Wisdom, Wit, and Pathos of Ouida" by Ouida
The smoldering brands in the furnace of rocks could not be permitted to die away in ash.
"As It Was in the Beginning" by Philip Verrill Mighels
He heard nothing, either, save a very faint crackling of the expiring ashes in that furnace.
"The Chestermarke Instinct" by J. S. Fletcher
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In poetry:

How golden-hot the ore is
From the cupola spurting,
Tossing the flaming petals
Over the silt and furnace ash - Blown leaves, devastating,
Falling about the world…
"The Song Of Iron" by Lola Ridge