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forehearth

[fawr-hahrth, fohr-] /ˈfɔrˌhɑrθ, ˈfoʊr-/
noun
1.
(in a blast furnace or cupola) a reservoir for iron or slag, accessible through a door at hearth level.
Origin
1880-1885
1880-85; fore- + hearth
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  • The melted furnace charge is separated into slag and bullion in the forehearth.

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