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 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 — 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 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 Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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