almond furnace

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Probably a corruption of Almain furnace, i.e. a German furnace.

Noun[edit]

almond furnace (plural almond furnaces)

  1. A kind of furnace used in refining, to separate the metal from cinders and other foreign matter.
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Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.