The Collaborative International Dictionary
Iron \I"ron\ ([imac]"[u^]rn), a. [AS. [=i]ren, [=i]sen. See Iron, n.]
Of, or made of iron; consisting of iron; as, an iron bar, dust.
Resembling iron in color; as, iron blackness.
Like iron in hardness, strength, impenetrability, power of endurance, insensibility, etc.; as:
Rude; hard; harsh; severe.
Iron years of wars and dangers.
Jove crushed the nations with an iron rod.
Firm; robust; enduring; as, an iron constitution.
Inflexible; unrelenting; as, an iron will.
Not to be broken; holding or binding fast; tenacious. ``Him death's iron sleep oppressed.'' --Philips. Note: Iron is often used in composition, denoting made of iron, relating to iron, of or with iron; producing iron, etc.; resembling iron, literally or figuratively, in some of its properties or characteristics; as, iron-shod, iron-sheathed, iron-fisted, iron-framed, iron-handed, iron-hearted, iron foundry or iron-foundry. Iron age.
(Myth.) The age following the golden, silver, and bronze ages, and characterized by a general degeneration of talent and virtue, and of literary excellence. In Roman literature the Iron Age is commonly regarded as beginning after the taking of Rome by the Goths, A. D. 410.
(Arch[ae]ol.) That stage in the development of any people characterized by the use of iron implements in the place of the more cumbrous stone and bronze.
Iron cement, a cement for joints, composed of cast-iron borings or filings, sal ammoniac, etc.
Iron clay (Min.), a yellowish clay containing a large proportion of an ore of iron.
Iron cross, a German, and before that Prussian, order of military merit; also, the decoration of the order.
Iron crown, a golden crown set with jewels, belonging originally to the Lombard kings, and indicating the dominion of Italy. It was so called from containing a circle said to have been forged from one of the nails in the cross of Christ.
Iron flint (Min.), an opaque, flintlike, ferruginous variety of quartz.
Iron founder, a maker of iron castings.
Iron foundry, the place where iron castings are made.
Iron furnace, a furnace for reducing iron from the ore, or for melting iron for castings, etc.; a forge; a reverberatory; a bloomery.
Iron glance (Min.), hematite.
Iron hat, a headpiece of iron or steel, shaped like a hat with a broad brim, and used as armor during the Middle Ages.
Iron horse, a locomotive engine. [Colloq.]
Iron liquor, a solution of an iron salt, used as a mordant by dyers.
Iron man (Cotton Manuf.), a name for the self-acting spinning mule.
Iron mold or Iron mould, a yellow spot on cloth stained by rusty iron.
Iron ore (Min.), any native compound of iron from which the metal may be profitably extracted. The principal ores are magnetite, hematite, siderite, limonite, G["o]thite, turgite, and the bog and clay iron ores.
Iron pyrites (Min.), common pyrites, or pyrite. See Pyrites.
Iron sand, an iron ore in grains, usually the magnetic iron ore, formerly used to sand paper after writing.
Iron scale, the thin film which forms on the surface of wrought iron in the process of forging. It consists essentially of the magnetic oxide of iron, Fe3O4.
Iron works, a furnace where iron is smelted, or a forge, rolling mill, or foundry, where it is made into heavy work, such as shafting, rails, cannon, merchant bar, etc.
n. a foundry where cast iron is produced
Factory: machine-music (, ), Op. 19, commonly referred to as the Iron Foundry, is the most well-known work by Soviet composer Alexander Mosolov and a prime example of Soviet futurist music. It was composed between 1926 and 1927 as the first movement of the ballet suite ("Steel"). The remaining movements of Steel, "In Prison," "At the Ball," and "On the Square" have been lost, and Iron Foundry is performed today as a standalone orchestral episode.
Usage examples of "iron foundry".
Every spare hour that I could command was devoted to visits to his father's iron foundry, where I delighted to watch the various processes of moulding, iron-melting, casting, forging, pattern-making, and other smith and metal work.
Outside the walls there were gristmills and sawmills, an iron foundry and large workshops for weavers of both woolens and carpets, and within were shops run by furniture makers, potters, seamstresses, cutlers, and gold-and silversmiths, many as fine as could be seen in Caemlyn, though some of the styles seemed to be from Arad Doman or Tarabon.
For forty-two years he had worked at Lucy's iron foundry in neighbouring Juxon Street and then, three years since, with the foundry's order books half empty and with little prospect of any boom in the general economy, he had accepted a moderately generous redundancy settlement, and come to live in the Reach.
I had made a late start due to no money and lots of hard work at the iron foundry trying to get me some.
Thanks to your advice, I was able to do a pretty good job smoothing over the mess after that stupid attack on the King's life at the iron foundry.
All that material on the Tynedale telescopes and iron foundry designs is in the same journal as the words 'supermarket' and 'London Orbital'.
And there wasn't a sign of that Alderman or that old iron foundry left on the face of the earth, and, as for young Jacob Blivens, he never got a chance to make his last dying speech after all his trouble fixing it up, unless he made it to the birds.
I could only compare it to the hot vapor from an iron foundry, when the liquid iron is in a state of ebullition and runs over.
He passed the old Barge Brewery, the cloth manufactory, the iron foundry.