fettling

[ fet-ling ]
/ ˈfɛt lɪŋ /

noun Metallurgy.

the material with which the hearth of a puddling furnace is lined, usually a dolomite or refractory mixture.

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Origin of fettling

First recorded in 1860–65; fettle + -ing1
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British Dictionary definitions for fettling

fettling
/ (ˈfɛtlɪŋ) /

noun

a refractory material used to line the hearth of puddling furnacesAlso called: fettle
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