Found 1 items, similar to Catalan forge.
English → English
Definition: Catalan 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 are
wrought by heating and hammering; especially, a furnace,
or a shop with its furnace, etc., where iron is heated and
wrought; a smithy.
In the quick forge and working house of thought.
2. The works where wrought iron is produced directly from the
ore, or where iron is rendered malleable by puddling and
shingling; a shingling mill.
3. The act of beating or working iron or steel; the
manufacture of metallic bodies. [Obs.]
In the greater bodies the forge was easy. --Bacon.
, a forge for the direct production of
wrought iron, differing from the old Catalan forge mainly
in using finely crushed ore and working continuously.
. (Metal.) See under Catalan
, the dross or slag form a forge or bloomary.
, Forge train
, the train of rolls by which a
bloom is converted into puddle bars.
(Mil.), a wagon fitted up for transporting a
blackmith's forge and tools.
, a light and compact blacksmith's forge,
with bellows, etc., that may be moved from place to place.
Of or pertaining to Catalonia. -- n. A native or inhabitant
of Catalonia; also, the language of Catalonia.
, 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.