furnace furnace  /ˈfɜr nəs/


  • (n) an enclosed chamber in which heat is produced to heat buildings, destroy refuse, smelt or refine ores, etc.


  1. Gaunt and grimy stokers, silhouetted in furnace glare, are no longer an integral part of a ship's bowels.
  2. Electric furnaces are built on the principle that when electrical energy meets resistance it is converted into heat energy.
  3. Gathered around the furnace were Japan's leading pearl dealers.


  1. “Giving Up the Ghost” by Mary Logue

    So far: Wendy realizes she has been neglecting the cabin. After the studio was built, we spent most of our summers up there. After putting in a better furnace, caulking every hole we could find, and replacing many of the windows, we started to stay on later in the season.
    on June 16, 2013     Source: Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune

  2. Conserving Thoughts: Tree disease

    Blast-furnace heat and bone-dry drought were the weather conditions that dominated the news last summer. Consequently, it sounds really odd only a year later to be talking about problems caused by coo
    on June 15, 2013     Source: Bolivar Herald-Free Press

  3. Furnace, copper pipes, motorized scooter chairs stolen from Flint home

    A theft at a home on the city's north side resulted in the loss of a furnace and two motorized scooter chairs valued at $40,000, according to a police report.
    on June 14, 2013     Source: The Flint Journal

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  1. "Pacino always wanted to do theater. He wanted to do `Peer Gynt.' He wanted to do Shakespeare. Pacino will say, `Oh, I was raised next to a furnace in New York, and I'm never going to LA,' but they all live off the fat of the land," Coppola says.
    on Oct 18, 2007 By: Francis Ford Coppola Source: CBS News

  2. Forrester, who was bilingual, told The Gazette that this was a simple mistake exploited by "a little radical group that needed fire in their furnace."
    on Jun 18, 2010 By: Maureen Forrester Source: Montreal Gazette

  3. "Not one leaky window has been repaired or one furnace made more efficient," said Taft. "We keep sending money up the chimney."
    on Feb 17, 2006 By: Kevin Taft Source: 940 News

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