braze

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From Old French braser (to burn).

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braze (third-person singular simple present brazes, present participle brazing, simple past and past participle brazed)

  1. To join two metal pieces, without melting them, using heat and diffusion of a jointing alloy of capillary thickness.
  2. (obsolete) To burn or temper in fire.

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braze (plural brazes)

  1. A kind of small charcoal used for roasting ore.
    • 1877, Charles P. Williams, Industrial Report on Lead, Zinc and Iron, Together with Notes on Shannon County and Its Copper Deposits, Regan & Carter, page 144:
      Roasting the ores is done with the charcoal braze (or fine charcoal from the charring) in heaps of thirty feet width, fifty-feet length and twenty feet height, containing 3,200 tons.

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