One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A tough malleable form of iron suitable for forging or rolling rather than casting, obtained by puddling pig iron while molten. It is nearly pure but contains some slag in the form of filaments.
- ‘The anchor chains of large ships have been made from wrought iron for centuries, whilst the masterly 1860 gates of the Palace of Westminster have recently withstood ramming by a motorist incensed by failings of the NHS.’
- ‘Trees were removed and 15 metres chopped off its crest to provide a level site for the eight prefabricated wrought-iron barracks that arrived from Australia.’
- ‘They were seated at a round, wrought-iron table, William and Harry on one side, Laurel and Patrick on the other, and Charles at the head.’
- ‘The tower is composed of four arched, wrought-iron legs tapering inward to form a single column that rises to 300 meters, or 986 feet.’
- ‘A second-story balcony is adorned with elaborate wrought-iron railings and windows framed by elongated pointed arches.’
- ‘Pushing open the large wrought-iron gate leading into the large front courtyard of the Wallace Manor, Aric stepped inside and waited for his sister to do likewise before closing it again.’
- ‘Comparing the black hue of your wrought-iron garden gate with the gleaming steel of the car bumper, can they really be the same element?’
- ‘Inside, the home takes on even more of a storybook aspect, with fantastically carved wood ceilings and walls and curly wrought-iron hardware.’
- ‘Natural-finish hardwood floors help warm up the pale walls, and a flat ceiling and graceful wrought-iron chandelier add intimacy.’
- ‘Between the pillars, just beneath the roof, alternating crests of the football club or cricket club are suspended by wrought-iron lacework.’
- ‘The appealing curves and elegant designs of wrought iron can add a special accent to your outdoor décor.’
- ‘The look of Wrought Iron and the quality and durability of heavy duty steel add up to years of enjoyment of our Home Accessories.’
- ‘Behind his store's brick facade, he displays everything from wrought-iron bistro tables and wall-mounted plant hangers to pots and urns.’
- ‘The sense of an old hacienda is back, with arched hallways, massive ceiling beams, a spiral staircase with wrought-iron railing and a sunken garden.’
- ‘The wide walkway meanders around trees and past an antique roadster, wrought-iron lampposts, and even an authentic English telephone box.’
- ‘The large window behind the red velvet sofa frames the yard next door, which holds a black, wrought-iron raven, its outspread wings over six feet across.’
- ‘It has now been cleared up, a touristic shrine with arty wrought-iron lamps, brick walls carefully pointed, everywhere evidence of restoration.’
- ‘The wrought-iron entrance gates and meandering drive reflect the sense of romance and grandeur that characterized the Roaring Twenties.’
- ‘It will be a chance to see the stunningly restored wrought-iron interior of the Victorian building and the newly-restored Prince Consort engine working.’
- ‘Metal or wrought-iron finials fit perfectly in a mature setting such as a master bedroom, a den, or a study.’
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