Sweating iron

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Sweating iron a kind of knife, or a piece of iron, used to scrape off sweat, especially from horses; a horse scraper.
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Usage

In literature:

The steed which carried him was of iron gray, spirited and powerful, but covered with sweat and foam.
"Lavengro The Scholar, The Gypsy, The Priest" by George Borrow
My brow has been bathed in sweat, my limbs rigid, my cries have been stifled by a hand of iron.
"Celebrated Crimes, Complete" by Alexandre Dumas, Pere
The "sweat" which collects on the iron is said to give instant relief.
"The Tinguian" by Fay-Cooper Cole
The steed which carried him was of iron grey, spirited and powerful, but covered with sweat and foam.
"Lavengro the Scholar - the Gypsy - the Priest" by George Borrow
The steed which carried him was of iron grey, spirited and powerful, but covered with sweat and foam.
"Lavengro The Scholar - The Gypsy - The Priest, Vol. 1 (of 2)" by George Borrow
Then Jedwort, coming back, wheezing and sweating, with his iron bar, turned savagely on me.
"The Man Who Stole A Meeting-House" by J. T. Trowbridge
The steed which carried him was of iron grey, spirited and powerful, but covered with sweat and foam.
"Lavengro The Scholar, the Gypsy, the Priest" by George Borrow
His fingers bled where he had dug them into the sand; the sweat rolled down his face; and exhaustion bound him as with bands of iron.
"The Heart of Thunder Mountain" by Edfrid A. Bingham
The steed which carried him was of iron grey, spirited and powerful, but covered with sweat and foam.
"Lavengro The Scholar, The Gypsy, The Priest" by George Borrow
They bring their mass of iron under the great hammer; give it two more good sweating heats.
"Toilers of the Sea" by Victor Hugo
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In poetry:

Her legs flexed in the air like a courtesan,
Burning and sweating venomously,
Calmly exposed its belly, ironic and wan,
Clamorous with foul ecstasy.
"A Carrion" by Allen Tate
Workmen sweating at the forges
Fashioned iron bolt and bar,
Like a warlock's midnight orgies
Smoked and bubbled the black caldron
With the boiling tar.
"Tales Of A Wayside Inn : Part 1. The Musician's Tale; The Saga of King Olaf XIII. -- The Building Of" by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Roses, roses, locust and lilac, perfuming
West End, East End, wondrously budding and blooming
Out of the black earth, rubbed in a million hands,
Foot-trod, sweat-sour over and under, entombing
Highways of darkness, deep gutted with iron bands.
"London Roses" by Willa Sibert Cather

In news:

Because lead was a good lubricant for valves and seats , we didn't have to sweat out valve and seat wear with iron heads.
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