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 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 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… …   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

  • 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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