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IRON-WORK

IRON-WORK, (ferrure, Fr.) a general name for all the pieces of iron, of whatsoever figure or size, which are used in the construction of a ship: as bolts, boom-irons, nails, spikes, chains and chain-plates, block-strops, cranks, pintles, and googings.

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