Definition of 'blast furnace'
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Times, Sunday Times (2010)
Another executive who worked on the deal said Britain must accept its days of making molten steel in blast furnaces are numbered.Times, Sunday Times (2016)
At one point there were 100 blast furnaces on Teesside.The Sun (2010)
For example, limestone is used as a flux in the blast furnace to allow the removal of iron from the ore in the presence of heat.Geography Basic Facts (1983)
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