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cast-iron

Reliable and unlikely to change. Always used before a noun. You can trust me, OK? I only make cast-iron promises.

cast-iron

BRITISH or

cast iron

mainly AMERICAN
A cast-iron guarantee, piece of evidence, etc. is absolutely certain and can definitely be believed. They are demanding cast-iron guarantees of a fair hearing. Even if one could visualize her as a murderer, she has a cast-iron alibi. They will punish you for being late, unless you've a cast-iron excuse.
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And, of course, there is always Amazon, where pieces of new cast iron can be found at lower prices than what you might find in retail stores, but not as low as secondhand shops or auctions.
He said he began collecting cast iron in 1979 after his mother left him an incomplete set of pans.
From a technical perspective, replacement cast iron boilers have a low hydraulic resistance, which means they can be incorporated within the existing heating system with minimal changes to infrastructure.
In charge 3 of modified cast iron, we have obtained graphite vermicular separations in a greater concentration (>75%), but also graphite nodular separations, both being type 5 (0.
The one thing with cast iron is its versatility," said Mark Kelly, marketing communications manager for Lodge Manufacturing, one of the leaders in the category.
Edgbaston councillor Deirdre Alden, who spotted Edgbaston's missing Vicarage Road sign up for sale on eBay recently, said: "These new street signs are hopefully a good way of beating the thieves as they will no longer be a target in the way cast iron signs are.
Cast iron can't handle the water pressure and alkaloid detergents of the average dishwasher cycle, so hand washing is de rigeur.
How does enameled cast iron differ from traditional cast iron?
Thermal conditions of the mixer operation during its commissioning, sintering of the refractory lining, and soaking and heating of cast iron were investigated using this model [2-5].
According to the study, the steel knuckle was stronger than the other two, with the cast aluminum being 37% of the forged steel's ultimate tensile strength and the cast iron 57%.
The gas explosion that killed 17 people at the end of December in Mulhouse (Eastern France) "was avoidable", CGT Mines-Energie claimed on January 10, demanding the replacement of 2,200 km of grey cast iron ducts in 2005 and not "by 2007", as proposed by Gaz de France.
Information is provided on rubber grades 14NC6502, 14NC5501 and 14NC7003, black chloroprenes used in gaskets for cast iron soil pipe and fittings; 14NC7003, a black chloroprene used in gaskets for cast iron soil pipe and fittings; 13NC7003, a black EPDM used in gaskets for cast iron soil pipe and fittings; 13AC7501, a tan EPDM used in automotive ignition wire insulation; 13AC7504, a gray EPDM used in automotive ignition wire jackets; 12NU4701, a green nitrile used in vibration pads; and 12NU6001, a black SBR used as a general purpose masterbatch.
The pump casing and head are now available in vitek-hardened cast iron, austempered ductile iron, and tungsten carbide cast iron.
Three new insert grades and a new cutting KR insert geometry are aimed at high-performance cast iron turning.