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In the making of steel, a chemical analysis is made of each caldron of molten pig-iron, when it starts on its way to be refined, and this analysis is sent by telephone to the steelmaker, so that he will know exactly how each potful is to be handled.
In the first place, I am going to have these rooms freshened up with a potful of paint, the electric light, and the telephone you've been at me about so long.
It seems councillors plead poverty to the people, yet potfuls of cash can be found if they want something: for example, last Christmas the caring Vale council withdrew funding to give elderly residents and the vulnerable a Christmas dinner, yet found more than PS4,000 for a mayor's bash.