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[bloo-muh-ree] /ˈblu mə ri/
noun, plural bloomeries.
Metalworking. a hearth for smelting iron in blooms of pasty consistency by means of charcoal.
Origin of bloomery
First recorded in 1575-85; bloom2 + -ery Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • The anger he might have felt at bloomery Gap had long passed away.

    The Long Roll Mary Johnston
  • When a Catalan forge is employed in making blooms, it is called a bloomery.

  • A bloomery fire does not require more than 2000 acres of woodland, while a blast furnace will use the charcoal of 5000.

  • Bog iron is also believed to have been used at a bloomery near Golspie, Sutherlandshire.

    Gairloch In North-West Ross-Shire John H. Dixon, F.S.A. Scot
  • Old inhabitants have a tradition that there was a bloomery in Tollie bay on Loch Maree.

    Gairloch In North-West Ross-Shire John H. Dixon, F.S.A. Scot
  • Above Parkamoor Beck bloomery is Parkamoor—the sheep farm on the moor.

    The Book of Coniston William Gershom Collingwood
  • An hour later when his regiment came down into bloomery Gap, he found the colonel and made his report.

    The Long Roll Mary Johnston
  • This was the first time he had been thus summoned since that unlucky winter evening at bloomery Gap.

    The Long Roll Mary Johnston
  • As you say, he made the very man we're talking of do that from bloomery Gap to Romney—and nobody ever knew why.

    The Long Roll Mary Johnston
British Dictionary definitions for bloomery


noun (pl) -eries
a place in which malleable iron is produced directly from iron ore
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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