almond-furnace

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Probably from Almain +‎ furnace.

Noun[edit]

almond-furnace (plural almond-furnaces)

  1. (metallurgy) A furnace in which slags of litharge left in refining silver are reduced to lead by being heated with charcoal.

References[edit]

  • almond-furnace in The Century Dictionary, The Century Co., New York, 1911