Definition of Twyers
1. twyer [n] - See also: twyer
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Literary usage of Twyers
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1. The Metallurgy of Iron: By Thomas Turner... Being One of a Series of by Thomas Turner, William Chandler Roberts-Austen (1908)
"The twyers themselves are usually of wrought iron, though cast iron and bronze are ... twyers may be classified according to the manner in which the water ..."
2. The Metallurgy of Iron and Steel by Thomas Turner (1895)
"In a furnace using cold blast a quantity of carbon dioxide is produced near the twyers, this is decomposed into monoxide higher in the furnace with the ..."
3. Newton's London Journal of Arts and Sciences: Being Record of the Progress by William Newton, Charles Frederick Partington (1841)
"I claim as my invention, the series of vertical slits, or apertures, or twyers, near the bottom of furnaces, opening into the hearth, with a direction ..."
4. Iron and Steel by John Henry Stansbie (1908)
"Bottom of Blast Furnace showing twyers in position. The Blast.—Smelting for pig iron is now almost entirely carried out with hot blast, which was introduced ..."
5. Tin: Describing the Chief Methods of Mining, Dressing, & Smelting it Abroad by Arthur George Charleton (1884)
"The blast is supplied through a pair of twyers set in the opening (m), at the same inclination as the hearthstone, which is not luted over in any way, ..."
6. Principles of Metallurgy by Arthur Horseman Hiorns (1895)
"The blast is introduced through six or eight twyers, three or four being placed on each of the longer sides of the hearth, thus causing a better ..."