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malleable iron

Origin of malleable iron
1815-1825
First recorded in 1815-25
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  • His name will be forever associated with the rapid conversion of pig iron into malleable iron and steel.

    The Harris-Ingram Experiment Charles E. Bolton
  • For quickening the process of converting cast iron into malleable iron.

  • In many parts of the earth masses of malleable iron, often of vast size, have been found.

    The Rain Cloud Anonymous
  • The ball bearings are carried in a light housing of bronze or malleable iron, which in turn are held in the crank-case by bolts.

    Aviation Engines

    Victor Wilfred Pag
  • Steel is the most tenacious of all the metals, being greater than that of either cast or malleable iron.

  • It is a solid shaft of malleable iron, the natives claim its foundation is laid in the center of the earth.

    My Trip Around the World Eleonora Hunt
  • The latter works embrace a small manufactory of malleable iron, and the two together have seven blast furnaces.

    Western Worthies J. Stephen Jeans
  • The upper part is connected by a square framed collar of malleable iron, seen at Fig. 5.

  • He also made cast iron into malleable iron by smelting iron using coke from pit-coal instead of charcoal.

  • It requires re-heating and hammering to bring it into the condition of malleable iron.

    Primitive Man Louis Figuier
British Dictionary definitions for malleable iron

malleable iron

noun
1.
Also called malleable cast iron. cast iron that has been toughened by gradual heating or slow cooling
2.
a less common name for wrought iron
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