Definition of Fettling

1. n. A mixture of ore, cinders, etc., used to line the hearth of a puddling furnace.



Definition of Fettling

1. Verb. (present participle of fettle) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Fettling

1. loose material thrown on the hearth of a furnace to protect it [n -S]

Medical Definition of Fettling

1. 1. A mixture of ore, cinders, etc, used to line the hearth of a puddling furnace. [It is commonly called fix in the United States. 2. The operation of shaving or smoothing the surface of undried clay ware. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Literary usage of Fettling

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1. Materials of Construction: Their Manufacture, Properties, and Uses by Adelbert Philo Mills (1915)
"The fettling. The furnace hearth is lined, or " fettled," with strong iron oxides of basic character. The fettling requires extensive renewals after ..."

2. The History of Political Transactions, and of Parties: From the Restoration by Thomas Somerville (1792)
"General View of the Commons concerning the State of the Nation. — Debates of the Commons concerning the fettling of the Government. ..."

3. A New and General Biographical Dictionary: Containing an Historical and by William Tooke, William Beloe, Robert Nares (1798)
"... divert him from fettling it -, but not from ordering by his laft will, ... as induced him to think of fettling his affairs ; and accordingly, ..."

4. Travels Through the States of North America, and the Provinces of Upper and by Isaac Weld (1800)
"... thereon—Advantage of fettling in Canada and the United States compared—Why Emigrations to the latter Country are more ..."

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