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black heat

heat emitted by an electric element made from low-resistance thick wire that does not glow red
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  • If the iron is at a black heat, the tissue will stick to the iron and will pull away from the surface of the wound.

    Special Report on Diseases of the Horse United States Department of Agriculture
  • And I turned and strode again in haste across the floor of black heat, broken and seamed with red light.

    Thomas Wingfold, Curate George MacDonald

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