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ore hearth

  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.

Scotch furnace

noun Metallurgy.
  1. ore hearth.
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Origin of Scotch furnace

First recorded in 1890–95
Also called Scotch hearth.
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