Throw an asbestos rag over the joint, loosen one pair of the clamps slightly, and leave the joint to anneal.
Taps once out in length seem to get worse at every heating, whether to anneal or to harden.
anneal whenever the metal seems springy and keep working until the stem is tapered about 3⁄4 in.
Flange one end of this tube a little, and anneal the flange well in the smoky flame.
These strips are put into iron boxes and kept at a red heat for a number of hours to anneal or soften them.
anneal with great care, and cool in such a position that the acid cannot reach the hot glass.
And without these chastening factors to temper, soften and anneal, the sex-relation is a fierce and tyrannous concern.
Particular pains must be taken thoroughly to anneal the alloy when worked into bars.
Heat the file in the forge fire to draw the temper and anneal it by covering it with ashes.
Malleable or wrought iron, if subjected to pressure, becomes brittle, and it is necessary to anneal it.
Old English onælan "to set on fire, kindle," from on- "on" + ælan "to burn, bake," from Proto-Germanic *ailan, "probably" [Watkins] from PIE *ai- "to burn" (see ash (n.1)); related to Old English æled "fire, firebrand," Old Norse eldr, Danish ild "fire." Related: Annealed; annealing.