- Metalworking. a hearth for smelting iron in blooms of pasty consistency by means of charcoal.
Origin of bloomery
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The anger he might have felt at Bloomery Gap had long passed away.The Long Roll
When a Catalan forge is employed in making blooms, it is called a bloomery.Popular Technology; Volume 2
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.
Old inhabitants have a tradition that there was a bloomery in Tollie bay on Loch Maree.
- a place in which malleable iron is produced directly from iron ore
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