cast-iron


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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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For centuries, cast-iron was the only nonstick there was.
Then, put your greased cast-iron pot or pan In the oven, and allow It to bake for an hour.
The Field Company started with two brothers looking to recreate the quality and performance of the cast-iron cookware handed down from their grandparents.
Generally speaking, pre-World War II cast-iron cookware is smoother, thinner, and lighter than modern versions.
In 2015, there were still 27,771 miles of wrought- and cast-iron gas distribution lines in service in the U.S., down from 39,342 miles since 2005, a decrease of almost 30%.
The first floor has six bedrooms, most with cast-iron fireplaces, open-plan living/kitchen area, shower room and family bathroom.
"We do sell a reasonable amount of cast iron Dutch ovens, as well as other cast-iron cooking utensils and accessories," said Virginia Solgot, marketing director of Wulf Outdoor Sports.
"The theory behind the technology is to come up with ways to use lighter-weight metal alloys where normally heavier cast-iron metal would be used," McManus says.
Extensive masonry and window restoration, along with a new design scheme for the cast-iron structural system, laid the groundwork for an aesthetic overhaul that returned the building to its turn-of-the-century appearance.
The restaurant business is another avenue, as cast-iron pieces can serve such food as fajitas, soups and stews or hors d'oeuvres.
Harlan, who runs the popular healthy cooking website DrGourmet.com, is a big fan of cast-iron cookware.
Cast-Iron Cooking for Dummies book is a 328-page encyclopedia on cast iron with 150 recipes.
Ductile iron pipe is made by American Ductile Iron Pipe Div., American Cast Iron Pipe Co.; McWane Cast-Iron Co.; Pacific States Cast Iron Pipe Co.; U.S.
At the University of Manchester Corrosion Protection Center in England, a group has been studying cast-iron piping buried in soil (used for such things as water mains).