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Sparkling Heat


Heat greater than white heat.

“There be several degrees of heat in a smith’s forge, according to the purpose of their work: (1) a bloud-red heat; (2) a white flame heat; (3) a sparkling or welding heat, used to weld barrs or pieces of iron.”—Kennett: MS. Lansd., 1033, f. 388.

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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