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hot bed

noun, Metalworking.
an area having rails or rolls on which rolled pieces are laid to cool.
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1620-30 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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hot bed

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  1. A bed used both day and night, by shifts of sleepers (1945+)
  2. A place that produces or is prominently rich in specified things: College these days is a hotbed of sobriety (1768+)
The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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