wet puddling


noun Metallurgy.

puddling on a hearth rich in iron oxide so that carbon monoxide is generated, giving the iron the appearance of boiling.

Nearby words

  1. wet nurse,
  2. wet one's whistle,
  3. wet pack,
  4. wet plate process,
  5. wet pleurisy,
  6. wet room,
  7. wet rot,
  8. wet steam,
  9. wet strength,
  10. wet suit

Compare dry puddling.

Also called pig boiling.

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