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See also: cast-iron and cast iron


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castiron (comparative more castiron, superlative most castiron)

  1. Alternative spelling of cast iron
    • 1974, Hjalmar Thesan, Country Days: Chronicles of Knysna & the Southern Cape, David Philip (1974), ISBN 9780949968395, page 35:
      Camped around its base and sleeping in a primitive 'skerm' of branches at night, with a bubbling castiron pot over a permanent fire, they would chip away until the great tree was down.
    • 1986, Donald Hall, The Happy Man: Poems, Random House (1986), ISBN 0394746120, page 21:
      we add wood to the castiron stove, and midnight's
      candlelight trembles on the ceiling
    • 1999, Ken Hodgson, The Hell Benders, Pinnacle Books (1999), ISBN 9780786006700, page 139:
      A large, castiron pot of beef stew was slowly simmering.
    • For more examples of usage of this term, see Citations:castiron.


castiron (uncountable)

  1. Alternative spelling of cast iron
    • 1989, Popular Science, November 1989, page 133 (advertisement):
      Build low-cost safe furnace to melt aluminum, brass, even 20 pounds of castiron!
    • 1991, Robin Clark, Divina Trace, Robin Clark (1991), ISBN 9780879514457, page 115:
      (Of course, they ain't no churchveil in the world could withstand the bruising of a history like the one oldman Salizar and that Mother Maurina gave me later – unless of course it make from castiron – but fortunately enough I haven't heard of none of that nonsense yet.)
    • 1995, Paul Jackson, Smoking Allowed: A Pictorial Past of Honey Bee Smokers in the United States, A.I. Root Company (1995), ISBN 9780936028064, page 14:
      The brackets attaching the fire chamber to the bellows are made from castiron.
    • For more examples of usage of this term, see Citations:castiron.