ironing

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ironing

[ī·ərn·iŋ]
(metallurgy)
Reducing the wall thickness of a deep-drawn object by reducing the clearance between punch and die.
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The most popular iron of the 19th century, however, was the sad iron, made of solid cast iron faced with tempered steel.
Modern handy gadgets were available, like a "warmer oven" that could be installed in the stovepipe to warm food, or a cast iron pyramid trivet that could be set over an open hole on the top of the stove to heat three sad irons when ironing.
Butter churns, sad irons, baby buggies, kerosene lamps and sewing supplies are among the numerous and widely varied items on display in the museum's general store.