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hoop iron

iron in the form of thin strips for bonding masonry, holding barrels together, etc.
Origin of hoop iron
1810-20 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • With hoop-iron they can improve their tools and weapons, thus saving them much labour.

  • I next manufactured a spoon and knife combined from a bit of hoop-iron.

  • hoop-iron, on the other hand, is very cheap, and it does not matter how inferior the quality so long as it is hoop-iron.

  • To avoid the necessity for nailing to the wall, get two pieces of hoop-iron about 11⁄2 in.

    Hand-Craft John D. Sutcliffe
  • “With all my heart,” said Peterkin, exchanging the axe for his hoop-iron knife, with which he cut off the desired portion.

    The Coral Island R.M. Ballantyne
  • Among these were included all the axes, hoop-iron, and other pieces of manageable metal that could be easily carried.

    The Walrus Hunters R.M. Ballantyne
  • In twenty minutes he has made up an hour's time, though two miles of hoop-iron are torn from the track behind him.

    Cordwood Edgar Wilson (Bill) Nye
  • Our supply of the last-named did not last long, and several of the party used strips of hoop-iron in their stead.

    The Home of the Blizzard Douglas Mawson
  • He pointed to a piece of hoop-iron as he spoke, which had been nailed round the blade of the oar to prevent it from splitting.

    The Coral Island R.M. Ballantyne
  • He received a present of a piece of hoop-iron and some red braid, which greatly pleased him.

    Adventures in New Guinea James Chalmers

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