furnace : Definition, Usages, News and More

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

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

  • “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.
    June 16, 2013 - Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune
  • 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.
    June 14, 2013 - The Flint Journal
  • 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
    June 14, 2013 - Bolivar Herald-Free Press

  • Francis Ford Coppola in CBS News
    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.
  • Maureen Forrester in Montreal Gazette
    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."
  • Kevin Taft in 940 News
    Not one leaky window has been repaired or one furnace made more efficient,said Taft. "We keep sending money up the chimney."

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