kiln

[ UK /kˈɪln/ ]
[ US /ˈkɪɫn/ ]
NOUN
  1. a furnace for firing or burning or drying such things as porcelain or bricks
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How To Use kiln In A Sentence

  • My poor Lirriper was a handsome figure of a man, with a beaming eye and a voice as mellow as a musical instrument made of honey and steel, but he had ever been a free liver being in the commercial travelling line and travelling what he called a limekiln road — “a dry road, Emma my dear,” my poor Lirriper says to me, “where I have to lay the dust with one drink or another all day long and half the night, and it wears me Emma” — and this led to his running through a good deal and might have run through the turnpike too when that dreadful horse that never would stand still for a single instant set off, but for its being night and the gate shut and consequently took his wheel, my poor Lirriper and the gig smashed to atoms and never spoke afterwards. Mrs. Lirriper's Lodgings
  • The major hole was for the ‘crew’ and the smaller hole was the base for the pottery kiln.
  • Draw thee waters for the siege, fortify thy strong holds: go into clay, and tread the morter, make strong the brickkiln. Villaraigosa And Nunez Cut And Run - Video Report
  • Then the grain was roasted in the kilns to produce malt for delivery to the breweries.
  • The kiln is stoked initially with wood until the brick kiln is trembling from the heat and the flames. Times, Sunday Times
  • The imperfections are then cleaned off with tools and the casting is put in the kiln at 1225 cone 6 and becomes vitrified porcelain.
  • The wind was tremendous, but what was more surprising still was its warmth; it seemed to be of brick-kiln heat as it screamed round him. Hornblower In The West Indies
  • The kilns that calcine the lime used in cement are often natural gas fired.
  • The lime kiln belly rotated on giant cogs into the dark of the next chamber.
  • At the same time, Iraqi potters developed luster glazes by adding metallic elements to the surface of the glazed piece before a second firing in the kiln.
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