retemper


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retemper

(ˌriːˈtɛmpə)
vb (tr)
(Building) to add water to (mortar, concrete, etc that has become dry)
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Andre Gide tried to be more philosophical: "[France] was already falling to pieces to such a degree that perhaps the only thing that could save her was, is perhaps, this very disaster in which to retemper her energies.
If the new-tempered edge does not hold up you have a higher-carbon steel that will hold an edge at "straw," or 470[degrees]F Reharden and retemper, but immerse the blank completely at 450[degrees]--when the last band of purple-steel blue reaches the edge.