Catalan forge
Catalan Cat"a*lan, a. Of or pertaining to Catalonia. -- n. A native or inhabitant of Catalonia; also, the language of Catalonia. [1913 Webster]

{Catalan furnace}, {Catalan forge} (Metal.), a kind of furnace for producing wrought iron directly from the ore. It was formerly much used, esp. in Catalonia, and is still used in some parts of the United States and elsewhere. [1913 Webster]


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  • Catalan forge — Forge Forge (f[=o]rj), n. [F. forge, fr. L. fabrica the workshop of an artisan who works in hard materials, fr. faber artisan, smith, as adj., skillful, ingenious; cf. Gr. ? soft, tender. Cf. {Fabric}.] 1. A place or establishment where iron or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • catalan forge — noun or catalan furnace Usage: usually capitalized C : a bloomery that produces wrought iron from ore and that has a siliceous bottom lined with charcoal and a tuyere inclining downwards, the front being piled with ore and the back with charcoal… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Forge — (f[=o]rj), n. [F. forge, fr. L. fabrica the workshop of an artisan who works in hard materials, fr. faber artisan, smith, as adj., skillful, ingenious; cf. Gr. ? soft, tender. Cf. {Fabric}.] 1. A place or establishment where iron or other metals… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Forge cinder — Forge Forge (f[=o]rj), n. [F. forge, fr. L. fabrica the workshop of an artisan who works in hard materials, fr. faber artisan, smith, as adj., skillful, ingenious; cf. Gr. ? soft, tender. Cf. {Fabric}.] 1. A place or establishment where iron or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Forge rolls — Forge Forge (f[=o]rj), n. [F. forge, fr. L. fabrica the workshop of an artisan who works in hard materials, fr. faber artisan, smith, as adj., skillful, ingenious; cf. Gr. ? soft, tender. Cf. {Fabric}.] 1. A place or establishment where iron or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Forge train — Forge Forge (f[=o]rj), n. [F. forge, fr. L. fabrica the workshop of an artisan who works in hard materials, fr. faber artisan, smith, as adj., skillful, ingenious; cf. Gr. ? soft, tender. Cf. {Fabric}.] 1. A place or establishment where iron or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Forge wagon — Forge Forge (f[=o]rj), n. [F. forge, fr. L. fabrica the workshop of an artisan who works in hard materials, fr. faber artisan, smith, as adj., skillful, ingenious; cf. Gr. ? soft, tender. Cf. {Fabric}.] 1. A place or establishment where iron or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Catalan — can refer to:* Catalan people * Catalan language * Catalan wine * An inhabitant of Catalonia * Catalan Ornithological Institute * Eugène Charles Catalan, a mathematician * Catalan solid, a concept in mathematics * Catalan number, a concept in… …   Wikipedia

  • Catalan — Cat a*lan, a. Of or pertaining to Catalonia. n. A native or inhabitant of Catalonia; also, the language of Catalonia. [1913 Webster] {Catalan furnace}, {Catalan forge} (Metal.), a kind of furnace for producing wrought iron directly from the ore.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Catalan furnace — Catalan Cat a*lan, a. Of or pertaining to Catalonia. n. A native or inhabitant of Catalonia; also, the language of Catalonia. [1913 Webster] {Catalan furnace}, {Catalan forge} (Metal.), a kind of furnace for producing wrought iron directly from… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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