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When pure and of close hard grain it is used as a refractory for lining furnaces, especially those designed for anthracite.
ASBESTOSROBERT H. JONES
And so mother and daughter in Mr. Wilding's absence pleaded his cause with his refractory bride-elect.
MISTRESS WILDINGRAFAEL SABATINI
At last one of the men mounted his horse, and set out with his lariat to lasso the refractory beast in true cow-boy style.
GOLD-SEEKING ON THE DALTON TRAILARTHUR R. THOMPSON
The guard-room, 8, is identified by the remains of stocks, in which the refractory were fastened for punishment or safe-keeping.
THE PRIVATE LIFE OF THE ROMANSHAROLD WHETSTONE JOHNSTON
She understood literature and the beauties of poetry, but it was too late to cultivate her refractory memory.
AT THE SIGN OF THE CAT AND RACKETHONORE DE BALZAC
Aratov was, however, still refractory; but Kupfer found an unexpected ally in Platonida Ivanovna.
DREAM TALES AND PROSE POEMSIVAN TURGENEV
With his stick he gave a cut to the palm of Murray's hand, just as he was wont to do to refractory pupils in the old days.
JACK HARKAWAY'S BOY TINKER AMONG THE TURKSBRACEBRIDGE HEMYNG
Whatever court he went to (and he was often obliged to go to restive and refractory ones) he brought them into his measures.
BLACKWOOD'S EDINBURGH MAGAZINE, VOL 58, NO. 357, JULY 1845VARIOUS
It is a special practice, suited to refractory cases, and the gardener is not recommended to indulge in it too freely.
DWARF FRUIT TREESF. A. WAUGH
So she got up, went to her refractory pupil, and lifted her forefinger by way of giving emphasis to her words.
THAT OLD-TIME CHILD, ROBERTASOPHIE FOX SEA

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