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chafery Explained

Chafery at English => English (Websters 1913) Of Explained:

Chafery \Chaf"er*y\, n. [See {Chafe}, v. t.] (Iron Works)
An open furnace or forge, in which blooms are heated before
being wrought into bars.

chafery at English (WD) Of Explained:

==English==

Noun

Inter: en-noun » chaferies
  • an open furnace or forge, in which blooms are heated before being wrought into bars.
  • 1957: The open hearths of finery and chafery are surmounted each by a huge chimney. — H.R. Schubert, History of the British Iron and Steel Industry, p. 224.