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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR FORGINGS

There are two furnaces for heating large ingots and blooms for forgings.

The engine parts were in forgings and needed only to be machined.

Forgings were available and work started on recuperators in April, 1918.

The inspector ignores these forgings until they have been "heat-treated."

The end sills are also of steel shapes, securely attached to the side sills by steel castings and forgings.

A goblin workman the Thing seemed, standing there, so intent upon and so busy with its forgings.

As forgings, the threads are beautifully clean, and for the general work of coach screws much stronger than the cut threads.

An order was also given to the Midvale Steel Co. to rough-machine 24 forgings.

The scale may be removed from forgings by immersing them in a pickling solution in a wood, stone or lead-lined tank.

An invaluable substitute for forgings or cast-iron requiring three-fold strength.

WORD ORIGIN

late 14c., "a smithy," from Old French forge (12c.) "forge, smithy," earlier faverge, from Latin fabrica "workshop," from faber (genitive fabri) "workman in hard materials, smith" (see fabric). As the heating apparatus itself, from late 15c.

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