reduction-works love



from The Century Dictionary.

  • A metallurgical establishment; smelting-works.
  • A crematory for the disposal of the garbage and refuse of a city.


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  • The general view of the town that I then had showed me that it was closely built over an area rather more than half a mile square; that the houses for the most part were mere hovels, of which the largest could not contain more than two small rooms; and that the few houses of a better sort were within the strong stone wall by which the reduction-works also were enclosed.

    The Aztec Treasure-House Thomas Allibone Janvier

  • On archæological grounds, the sight of this chimney greatly astonished me; and Rayburn, who was a very well-read man in all matters connected with his profession, was greatly astonished by it also; for the chimney obviously was a part of extensive reduction-works, and we both knew that such complete appliances for the smelting of metal, as seemed from this sign to exist here, were supposed to be the product of a high state of civilization in comparatively modern times.

    The Aztec Treasure-House Thomas Allibone Janvier


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