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ore hearth

noun
  1. a small blast furnace for smelting lead.
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Origin of ore hearth

First recorded in 1815–25
Also called Scotch furnace, Scotch hearth.
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  • Lead ores are smelted in the reverberatory furnace, the ore-hearth, and the blast-furnace.

    Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 16, Slice 3

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