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solar furnace

a furnace using sunlight concentrated by concave mirrors as the direct source of heat. Unabridged
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  • He used the solar furnace that had made the silicone wool to smelt it.

    Sand Doom William Fitzgerald Jenkins
  • Out of this solar furnace drifted a fleet of canoes black as charred logs against the cardinal blaze.

  • The solar furnace was a rough parabola of mirrors used to focus the sun's heat on anything that it was desirable to heat.

    All Day September Roger Kuykendall
British Dictionary definitions for solar furnace

solar furnace

a furnace utilizing the sun as a heat source, sunlight being concentrated at the focus of a system of concave mirrors
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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