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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
▪ In 1910 Hilton Anderson's foreman bricklayer was killed when he fell while demolishing a brick kiln.
▪ The 300 or so brick kilns of Juarez are just part of the problem.
▪ His body was wheeled off in a peat barrow and cremated in the local brick kiln.
▪ Each whale ship carries its own brick kiln, above which are two big shining pots.
▪ However, open firing is least easy to control and must have been one reason why pottery kilns were introduced.
▪ Other firms specialise in direct-heat gasifiers to make gas to fire furnaces and kilns.
▪ At eleven the earth was dry and thirsty, the field baking: it was like being fired in a kiln.
▪ And now I could feel my face getting hot, like I was working around a kiln.
▪ Another shape of updraft kiln is square in plan.
▪ Come and see the hop kiln, Mike said.
▪ In a pit kiln the fuel is placed below and above the pottery and not clearly separated as in updraft kilns.
▪ It then passes through the kiln chamber holding the pottery and is vented through an exterior chimney.
▪ The 300 or so brick kilns of Juarez are just part of the problem.
The Collaborative International Dictionary

Kiln \Kiln\ (k[i^]ln or k[i^]l), n. [OE. kilne, kulne, AS. cyln, cylen; akin to Icel. kylna; prob. from the same source as coal. See Coal.]

  1. A large stove or oven; a furnace of brick or stone, or a heated chamber, for the purpose of hardening, burning, or drying anything; as, a kiln for baking or hardening earthen vessels; a kiln for drying grain, meal, lumber, etc.; a kiln for calcining limestone.

  2. A furnace for burning bricks; a brickkiln.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

Old English cyln, cylen "kiln, oven," from Latin culina "kitchen, cooking stove," unexplained variant of coquere "to cook" (see cook (n.)). Old Norse kylna, Welsh cilin probably are from English.


n. An oven or furnace or a heated chamber, for the purpose of hardening, burning, calcining or drying anything; for example, fire#Verb ceramics, cure#Verb or preserving tobacco. vb. To bake in a kiln.


n. a large oven for firing or burning or drying such things as porcelain or bricks

Kiln, MS -- U.S. Census Designated Place in Mississippi
Population (2000): 2040
Housing Units (2000): 987
Land area (2000): 13.320736 sq. miles (34.500547 sq. km)
Water area (2000): 0.134640 sq. miles (0.348717 sq. km)
Total area (2000): 13.455376 sq. miles (34.849264 sq. km)
FIPS code: 37600
Located within: Mississippi (MS), FIPS 28
Location: 30.412874 N, 89.435417 W
ZIP Codes (1990):
Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
Kiln, MS

A kiln (originally pronounced “kill,” with the “n” silent, however vocalizing the “n” has become popular.) is a thermally insulated chamber, a type of oven, that produces temperatures sufficient to complete some process, such as hardening, drying, or chemical changes. Various industries and trades use kilns to harden objects made from clay into pottery, tiles and bricks. Various industries use rotary kilns for pyroprocessing—to calcinate ores, produce cement, lime, and many other materials.

Kiln (band)

Kiln (often typeset as KILN) is a Michigan-based Ambient trio that is a reincarnation of ambient group Fibreforms.

Kiln (poem)

The Kiln (, Kaminos), or Potters (, Kerameis), is a 23-line hexameter poem that was variously attributed to Homer or Hesiod during antiquity, but is not considered the work of either poet by modern scholars. The poem constitutes an appeal to Athena to grant success to certain unnamed potters if they pay for the poet's song, followed by a series of curses to be enacted should they not reimburse him. I has been included among the Epigrams of Homer, as epigram XIV.

Kiln (disambiguation)

A kiln is a thermally insulated chamber, a type of oven.

Kiln may also refer to:

  • Kiln, Mississippi
  • Kiln, Iran
  • Kiln (band)
  • Kiln (poem)
  • The Kilns, a house owned by C. S. Lewis
  • Kiln, software produced by Fog Creek Software
  • KILN-LP, a low-power radio station (99.1 FM) licensed to serve Alturas, California, United States
  • KILN, the ICAO code for Wilmington Air Park in Wilmington, Ohio.

Usage examples of "kiln".

The backyard fared little better, home to a kiln, a crucible furnace, an annealing oven, and three or four incomplete sets of bocce balls that made interesting dents in the garden of weeds.

In the company of Breslaw and Railly and several of the ceramicists, he was standing at a distance from her on the apron of the kiln building.

He could smell the woodsmoke from the Alengwyneh towns, and other familiar and disgusting odors: the body wastes, the sour, pulpy smell of garbage rotting outside their villages, the tangy stink of their tanneries, the rankling smell of their lime kilns and charcoal pits and the retting vats where they soaked flax and dogbane and heart-tree bark to make cloth fiber.

After passing an afternoon with the drier in the kiln, seated close to a great heap of hops and inhaling the odour, I was in a condition of agreeable excitement all the evening.

Five days after, the kiln was supplied with coal, which the engineer had discovered lying open to the sky towards the mouth of the Red Creek, and the first smoke escaped from a chimney twenty feet high.

They saw in passing that the pottery kiln had been severely damaged by the wind, at least six feet of it having been blown off.

She recalled the people she had met at Sardili Shores, the brick makers and kiln firers who had come to see the unusual spectacle of a visiting Truthsayer.

This flue conducts the gases of the kilns to the stack, which is symmetrically located with reference to the kiln house.

In fact, the Catalan method, properly so called, requires the construction of kilns and crucibles, in which the ore and the coal, placed in alternate layers, are transformed and reduced, But Cyrus Harding intended to economize these constructions, and wished simply to form, with the ore and the coal, a cubic mass, to the center of which he would direct the wind from his bellows.

At another angle, powerful dredges were working overtime to supply the lime kiln and the slaker with their quota of crushed oyster shells.

I went to work with a gang of kiln men to the tileries which were situated two versts from prison.

The room was appointed with my few simple requirements: just a big bathroom, a comfy couch, and a kiln, in case I want to calm my preshow jitters by fashioning an urn.

The kiln had already been exorcised and consecrated to Sartor and to the nameless Earth Mother.

Our typical down-time brickmaker will probably only have experience with clamps, scoves, Scotch kilns, and Dutch kilns.

Shuttles can not be used in clamps, scoves, Scotch kilns or most up-draft kilns.