Catalan forge

variants: or Catalan furnace

Definition of Catalan forge

: a bloomery that produces wrought iron from ore and that has a siliceous bottom lined with charcoal and a tuyere inclining downwards, the front being piled with ore and the back with charcoal and the whole covered with fine mixed ore and charcoal dust moistened with water

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“Catalan forge.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 Sep. 2020.

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