refractory


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Synonyms for refractory

Synonyms for refractory

Synonyms for refractory

lining consisting of material with a high melting point

not responding to treatment

temporarily unresponsive or not fully responsive to nervous or sexual stimuli

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stubbornly resistant to authority or control

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If opposition to the national government should arise from the disorderly conduct of refractory or seditious individuals, it could be overcome by the same means which are daily employed against the same evil under the State governments.
Master Bardell, thus adjured, placed the refractory flat candle on the bottom stair, and vanished into the front parlour with his message.
But before I come to the particulars of this part, I must supply a defect in my former relation; and this was, I forgot to set down among the rest, that just as we were weighing the anchor to set sail, there happened a little quarrel on board of our ship, which I was once afraid would have turned to a second mutiny; nor was it appeased till the captain, rousing up his courage, and taking us all to his assistance, parted them by force, and making two of the most refractory fellows prisoners, he laid them in irons: and as they had been active in the former disorders, and let fall some ugly, dangerous words the second time, he threatened to carry them in irons to England, and have them hanged there for mutiny and running away with the ship.
He guessed, likewise, by induction, that Porthos was taking his revenge for the defeat of Chantilly, when the procurator's wife had proved so refractory with respect to her purse.
Swearing and grumbling, he had recourse to the syndic of his brotherhood at Antibes, who administer justice among themselves and protect each other; but the gentleman had exhibited a certain paper, at sight of which the syndic, bowing to the very ground, enjoined obedience from the fisherman, and abused him for having been refractory.
She spoke to him imperiously, as a master might speak to a refractory hound.
One estimates it thirty miles, because the internal heat, increasing at the rate of about one degree to each sixty to seventy feet depth, would be sufficient to fuse the most refractory substances at that distance beneath the surface.
The camp, in the throes of packing refractory, half broken sumpter animals, and saddling their own wild mounts, did not notice his departure.
Refractory Technology: Fundamentals and Applications
Rising infrastructural developments, high potential from the non-metallic minerals industry, and increasing global demand for high grade refractory is driving the refractories market"
As a result, the refractory products market is expected to multiply and post a CAGR of close to 4% during the forecast period.
Bartells Company to Plibrico's exclusive network of refractory contractors.
World demand for refractory products--heat-resisting ceramic materials used in metal refining, glass making, and other high-temperature industrial applications--will be slowing down considerably from an annual rate of 10.
Pyrotek has launched two new products with its Mastic refractory consumables line for applications in the transfer, delivery and casting of molten metal.
has received a patent for an article having on at least a portion of its surface a multi-layer coating having the appearance of brass, nickel and stainless steel comprised of a base-coat layer; an oxide containing strike layer comprised of a refractory metal and a low percentage of refractory oxide rendering a nano-size refractory metal crystals or oriented refractory metal phase with the refractory oxide acting as precipitation hardening particles; a chrome layer intermediate the basecoat layer and the oxide strike layer; a stack layer comprised of alternative layers of refractory metal, substoichimetric refractory nitride and stoichiometric refractory nitride; an intermediate refractory oxide layer between the oxide strike layer and the stack layer; and a refractory nitride color layer.