from The Century Dictionary.
- noun A cautery.
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For this group, Mao is an enduring influence: "Mao is seared in the memory of my generation," says Mr. Jiao, who says he chooses to use a searing-iron as a basic material when he creates his artworks as a result.
Out of the thousands of that moving herd could they single the mighty steer that bore their brand, or the wild-eyed cow whose yearling calf had not yet felt the searing-iron.
The California Birthday Book Various
So I might but write it, I would embrace my own portion, the portion of doom; yea, though it should be a pressing of the searing-iron to my lips, I would embrace it; my name should not appear.
Widdershins Oliver [pseud.] Onions 1917
It would grieve me much to hear the searing-iron hiss on your stumps.
The Lost Continent Charles John Cutcliffe Wright Hyne 1905
The searing-iron for doctoring was used, and applied red-hot to the centre of the head.
The Dog William Youatt 1811
This same saint underwent the operation of searing, and, "when the surgeon was about to apply the searing-iron, the saint spoke to the fire, saying: 'Brother fire, I beseech thee to burn me gently, that I may be able to endure thee.'
The Freethinker's Text Book, Part II. Christianity: Its Evidences, Its Origin, Its Morality, Its History Annie Wood Besant 1890
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