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furnace


  5  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Furnace  \Fur"nace\,  n.  [OE.  fornais  forneis  OF  fornaise  F. 
  fournaise  from  L.  fornax;  akin  to  furnus  oven,  and  prob.  to 
  E.  forceps.] 
  1.  An  inclosed  place  in  which  heat  is  produced  by  the 
  combustion  of  fuel,  as  for  reducing  ores  or  melting 
  metals,  for  warming  a  house,  for  baking  pottery,  etc.;  as 
  an  iron  furnace;  a  hot-air  furnace;  a  glass  furnace;  a 
  boiler  furnace,  etc 
 
  Note:  Furnaces  are  classified  as  wind  or  air.  furnaces  when 
  the  fire  is  urged  only  by  the  natural  draught;  as  blast 
  furnaces,  when  the  fire  is  urged  by  the  injection 
  artificially  of  a  forcible  current  of  air;  and  as 
  reverberatory  furnaces,  when  the  flame,  in  passing  to 
  the  chimney,  is  thrown  down  by  a  low  arched  roof  upon 
  the  materials  operated  upon 
 
  2.  A  place  or  time  of  punishment,  affiction,  or  great  trial; 
  severe  experience  or  discipline.  --Deut.  iv  20. 
 
  {Bustamente  furnace},  a  shaft  furnace  for  roasting 
  quicksilver  ores. 
 
  {Furnace  bridge},  Same  as  {Bridge  wall}.  See  {Bridge},  n.,  5. 
 
 
  {Furnace}  {cadmiam  or  cadmia},  the  oxide  of  zinc  which 
  accumulates  in  the  chimneys  of  furnaces  smelting 
  zinciferous  ores.  --Raymond. 
 
  {Furnace  hoist}  (Iron  Manuf.),  a  lift  for  raising  ore,  coal, 
  etc.,  to  the  mouth  of  a  blast  furnace. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Furnace  \Fur"nace\,  n. 
  1.  To  throw  out  or  exhale,  as  from  a  furnace;  also  to  put 
  into  a  furnace.  [Obs.  or  R.] 
 
  He  furnaces  The  thick  sighe  from  him  --Shak. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Hydrocarbon  \Hy`dro*car"bon\,  n.  [Hydro-,  2  +  carbon.]  (Chem.) 
  A  compound  containing  only  hydrogen  and  carbon,  as  methane, 
  benzene,  etc.;  also  by  extension,  any  of  their  derivatives. 
 
  {Hydrocarbon  burner},  {furnace},  {stove},  a  burner,  furnace, 
  or  stove  with  which  liquid  fuel,  as  petroleum,  is  used 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  furnace 
  n  :  an  enclosed  chamber  in  which  heat  is  produced  to  heat 
  buildings,  destroy  refuse,  smelt  or  refine  ores,  etc 
 
  From  Easton's  1897  Bible  Dictionary  [easton]: 
 
  Furnace 
  (1.)  Chald.  attun,  a  large  furnace  with  a  wide  open  mouth,  at 
  the  top  of  which  materials  were  cast  in  (Dan.  3:22,  23;  comp. 
  Jer.  29:22).  This  furnace  would  be  in  constant  requisition,  for 
  the  Babylonians  disposed  of  their  dead  by  cremation,  as  did  also 
  the  Accadians  who  invaded  Mesopotamia. 
 
  (2.)  Heb.  kibshan,  a  smelting  furnace  (Gen.  19:28),  also  a 
  lime-kiln  (Isa.  33:12;  Amos  2:1). 
 
  (3.)  Heb.  kur,  a  refining  furnace  (Prov.  17:3;  27:21;  Ezek. 
  22:18). 
 
  (4.)  Heb.  alil,  a  crucible;  only  used  in  Ps  12:6. 
 
  (5.)  Heb.  tannur,  oven  for  baking  bread  (Gen.  15:17;  Isa. 
  31:9;  Neh.  3:11).  It  was  a  large  pot,  narrowing  towards  the  top 
  When  it  was  heated  by  a  fire  made  within,  the  dough  was  spread 
  over  the  heated  surface,  and  thus  was  baked.  "A  smoking  furnace 
  and  a  burning  lamp"  (Gen.  15:17),  the  symbol  of  the  presence  of 
  the  Almighty,  passed  between  the  divided  pieces  of  Abraham's 
  sacrifice  in  ratification  of  the  covenant  God  made  with  him 
  (See  {OVEN}.) 
 
  (6.)  Gr  kamnos  a  furnace,  kiln,  or  oven  (Matt.  13:42,  50; 
  Rev.  1:15;  9:2). 
 




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