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Catalan forge

[′kad·ə‚lan ‚fȯrj]
(metallurgy)
A furnace or forge for making wrought iron from ore, in which the ore loaded at front and charcoal at rear are covered with fine ore and charcoal dust moistened with water.
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Linda Losey, who had never owned a farm before, started Bloomery Plantation Distillery in 2011 after deciding to try her hand at making limoncello, an Italian lemon liqueur.
Hjarthner-Holdar, Kresten & Larsson's interim report on their success in producing iron from magnetite ore using the same techniques as with lake or bog ore is another paper giving results that may be significant in discussions on the location of production centres, as it both explains the recovery of magnetite ore and slag on an early Roman Iron Age bloomery site and opens up the possibility that magnetite ore may have been a more important resource than previously considered.
We are also having an unbelievably fantastic $100 bouquet of flowers from The Bloomery that will be raffled," Mr.
Caissey, owner of The Bloomery on Electric Avenue, says that the exotic bouquet will have ginger, birds of paradise, orchids, delphiniums and roses, all arranged in a beautiful vase.
This is especially evident when dealing with the vexed question of whether Chinese wrought iron was made from bloomery iron, smelted in the solid state, or from cast iron, from which the carbon had been removed by fining.
From the evidence available to Wagner when he researched this book in the late 1980s, he was uncertain whether iron had ever been smelted in a solid-state process in China such as was practised in small bloomery furnaces over the rest of the Old World.
It is now believed that all the smelted iron before the 5th century BC was made by the solid state bloomery process, similar to that used over the rest of the Old World.
This was due in no small degree to the development of heat treatments (discussed below), although the Chinese believe that wrought iron and steel continued to be made by the solid state bloomery process up to the 1st century BC, when the introduction of the fining of cast iron apparently ended the bloomery process for ever in China.
It is obviously easy to distinguish cast iron from iron smelted and worked in the solid state; it is not so easy to recognize solid-state bloomery iron from iron which was been made by decarburizing cast iron by fining etc.
Caissey, owner of The Bloomery on Electric Avenue in Lunenburg, says roses are still the most popular purchases for Valentine's Day, with any kind of cut flowers in a vase coming in a close second.
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Tickets for the June 15 and 16 performances can be found at Basket, Baubles and Beans, The Bloomery, Elena's Gourmet Shop, Hannaford Supermarket and Trudie's Treats, all located in Lunenburg.