cold inspection

cold inspection

[′kōld ‚in′spek·shən]
(metallurgy)
The inspection of a forging at room temperature by visible or nondestructive means to detect surface conditions or defects at room temperature.
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'These little figures,' declared critic Christian Brinton in the accompanying catalogue, 'do not seem isolated objects held up for cold inspection but veritable fragments of that creative energy which seeks its expression in all forms and all channels, and which has found in him a stalwart and convincing champion.' Troubetzkoy, who had already received commissions from the likes of the Vanderbilt family, found himself much in demand in the US, where he spent the First World War, only returning across the Atlantic in 1921.
"The small abattoirs are going to revert back to a system of cold inspection that served us well from the 1940s to the 1980s," he said.