There was a row of brick furnaces
, shining white through every crack with the molten steel inside.
Know,' he shouted, while his throat throbbed and panted like a furnace
As for his rage, there is no telling what a fiery furnace
it had now got to be.
He comes to a gateway in the brick wall, looks in, and sees a great perplexity of iron lying about in every stage and in a vast variety of shapes--in bars, in wedges, in sheets; in tanks, in boilers, in axles, in wheels, in cogs, in cranks, in rails; twisted and wrenched into eccentric and perverse forms as separate parts of machinery; mountains of it broken up, and rusty in its age; distant furnaces
of it glowing and bubbling in its youth; bright fireworks of it showering about under the blows of the steam-hammer; red-hot iron, white-hot iron, cold-black iron; an iron taste, an iron smell, and a Babel of iron sounds.
And the doors are arched with the peculiar arch we see in Moorish pictures; the floors are laid in varicolored diamond flags; in tesselated, many-colored porcelain squares wrought in the furnaces
of Fez; in red tiles and broad bricks that time cannot wear; there is no furniture in the rooms (of Jewish dwellings) save divans--what there is in Moorish ones no man may know; within their sacred walls no Christian dog can enter.
The next morning, February 21st, at three o'clock, the furnaces
began to roar; at five, the anchors were weighed, and the Resolute, powerfully driven by her screw, began to plough the water toward the mouth of the Thames.
Below, the country lay silent, a clear darkness dotted and lined out with clusters of furnaces
, and the lit streets of a group of big towns.
Though I was a mere child, my stepfather put me and my brother at work in one of the furnaces
Think of the ships at sea--how they will steam on and on, until the furnaces
die down or until they run full tilt upon some beach.
Think what a misfortune to have let his house to a scoundrel who has turned the whole inside into traps, furnaces
, and iron doors.
The Baron's furnaces
and retorts, and other things, were all there to speak for themselves, together with some packages of chemicals, having the name and address of the person who had supplied them plainly visible on their labels.
I was passing coal to the firemen, who shovelled it into the furnaces
, where its energy was transformed into steam, which, in the engine-room, was transformed into the electricity with which the electricians worked.
Under his rule are many thousands of the Nomes, who are queerly shaped but powerful sprites that labor at the furnaces
and forges of their king, making gold and silver and other metals which they conceal in the crevices of the rocks, so that those living upon the earth's surface can only find them with great difficulty.
roared, and the powerful engines whizzed and clanked, like a great metallic heart.
The work of casting, boring, masonry, the transport of workmen, their establishment in an almost uninhabited country, the construction of furnaces
and workshops, the plant, the powder, the projectile, and incipient expenses, would, according to the estimates, absorb nearly the whole.