almond furnace

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Probably a corruption of Almain furnace (a German furnace).

Noun[edit]

almond furnace (plural almond furnaces)

  1. (obsolete) A kind of furnace used in refining, to separate the metal from cinders and other foreign matter.
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