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Definition of Furnace


  1. An inclosed place in which heat is produced by the combustion of fuel, as for reducing ores or melting metals, for warming a house, for baking pottery, etc.; as, an iron furnace; a hot-air furnace; a glass furnace; a boiler furnace, etc.
  2. A place or time of punishment, affiction, or great trial; severe experience or discipline.
  3. To throw out, or exhale, as from a furnace; also, to put into a furnace.

Furnace Quotations

Times of great calamity and confusion have been productive for the greatest minds. The purest ore is produced from the hottest furnace. The brightest thunder-bolt is elicited from the darkest storm.
Charles Caleb Colton

God's way of answering the Christian's prayer for more patience, experience, hope and love often is to put him into the furnace of affliction.
Richard Cecil

Heat not a furnace for your foe so hot that it do singe yourself.
William Shakespeare

For gold is tried in the fire and acceptable men in the furnace of adversity.
George Santayana

Those that go gold into the furnace will come out no worse.
Matthew Henry
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Furnace Translations

furnace in Danish is ovn
furnace in Dutch is kachel, oven
furnace in Finnish is uuni
furnace in German is Hochofen, Schmelz-
furnace in Latin is fornax
furnace in Norwegian is ovn
furnace in Portuguese is fornalha
furnace in Spanish is estufa
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