Furnace cadmia
Furnace Fur"nace, n. [OE. fornais, forneis, OF. fornaise, F. fournaise, from L. fornax; akin to furnus oven, and prob. to E. forceps.] 1. An inclosed place in which heat is produced by the combustion of fuel, as for reducing ores or melting metals, for warming a house, for baking pottery, etc.; as, an iron furnace; a hot-air furnace; a glass furnace; a boiler furnace, etc. [1913 Webster]

Note: Furnaces are classified as wind or air. furnaces when the fire is urged only by the natural draught; as blast furnaces, when the fire is urged by the injection artificially of a forcible current of air; and as reverberatory furnaces, when the flame, in passing to the chimney, is thrown down by a low arched roof upon the materials operated upon. [1913 Webster]

2. A place or time of punishment, affiction, or great trial; severe experience or discipline. --Deut. iv. 20. [1913 Webster]

{Bustamente furnace}, a shaft furnace for roasting quicksilver ores.

{Furnace bridge}, Same as {Bridge wall}. See {Bridge}, n., 5.

{Furnace cadmiam} or {Furnace cadmia}, the oxide of zinc which accumulates in the chimneys of furnaces smelting zinciferous ores. --Raymond.

{Furnace hoist} (Iron Manuf.), a lift for raising ore, coal, etc., to the mouth of a blast furnace. [1913 Webster]


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  • Furnace — Fur nace, n. [OE. fornais, forneis, OF. fornaise, F. fournaise, from L. fornax; akin to furnus oven, and prob. to E. forceps.] 1. An inclosed place in which heat is produced by the combustion of fuel, as for reducing ores or melting metals, for… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Furnace bridge — Furnace Fur nace, n. [OE. fornais, forneis, OF. fornaise, F. fournaise, from L. fornax; akin to furnus oven, and prob. to E. forceps.] 1. An inclosed place in which heat is produced by the combustion of fuel, as for reducing ores or melting… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Furnace cadmiam — Furnace Fur nace, n. [OE. fornais, forneis, OF. fornaise, F. fournaise, from L. fornax; akin to furnus oven, and prob. to E. forceps.] 1. An inclosed place in which heat is produced by the combustion of fuel, as for reducing ores or melting… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Furnace hoist — Furnace Fur nace, n. [OE. fornais, forneis, OF. fornaise, F. fournaise, from L. fornax; akin to furnus oven, and prob. to E. forceps.] 1. An inclosed place in which heat is produced by the combustion of fuel, as for reducing ores or melting… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Cadmia — In alchemy, cadmia (Latin for calamine), is an oxide of zinc (tutty) which collects on the sides of furnaces where copper or brass was smelted, and zinc sublimed. The term is also applied to an ore of cobalt.For the cadmia produced in furnaces,… …   Wikipedia

  • Bustamente furnace — Furnace Fur nace, n. [OE. fornais, forneis, OF. fornaise, F. fournaise, from L. fornax; akin to furnus oven, and prob. to E. forceps.] 1. An inclosed place in which heat is produced by the combustion of fuel, as for reducing ores or melting… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • Brass — For other uses, see Brass (disambiguation). Brass die, along with zinc and copper samples. Brass is an alloy of copper and zinc; the proportions of zinc and copper can be varied to create a range of brasses with varying properties.[1] In …   Wikipedia

  • Karl Samuel Leberecht Hermann — (died 1846) was a German chemist who independently discovered cadmium in 1817.Cadmium was discovered in 1817 by a physician, Friedrich Stromeyer (1776 1835). The element was first found in the condensation of vapors (mixed with soot and zinc… …   Wikipedia

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