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pig bed

noun, Metallurgy.
a bed of sand for molding pigs into which molten metal is poured.
Origin of pig bed
First recorded in 1815-25 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • They stood for a while in the cast house, watching a keeper rolling and preparing the pig bed for the evening flow.

    The Three Black Pennys Joseph Hergesheimer
British Dictionary definitions for pig bed

pig bed

a bed of sand in which pig iron is cast
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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