Did you know that London at one point surfaced its streets with cast iron, and even wood?
The purists who say that they need nothing except a cast iron dutch oven and a good chef's knife may scoff, but I stand firm.
But beware of the kitchen snobs who sniff that they only need three knives and a cast iron dutch oven.
Take two ounces of sal ammoniac, one ounce of flowers of sulphur, and sixteen ounces of cast iron filings or borings.
Some metals,p. 81 like cast iron, have absolutely no ductility.
In the Belfast Museum there is a cast iron tobacco-pipe about eighteen inches long.
He was about as cast iron an old Puritan as ever survived the times.
The revolving part is made with two side frames of cast iron or steel plates, and to these the lifting gear is attached.
These varieties of cast iron are much used in the manufacture of steel.
The tooth of a gear wheel is a cast iron spring, and if only treated as would be a spring, many less would be broken.
1660s, from cast (past participle adjective) "made by melting and being left to harden in a mold" (1530s), from past participle of cast (v.) in sense "to throw something in a particular way" (c.1300), especially "form metal into a shape by pouring it molten" (1510s). From 1690s as an adjective, cast-iron.