ironmaster


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ironmaster

(ˈaɪənˌmɑːstə)
n
(Commerce) Brit a manufacturer of iron, esp (formerly) the owner of an ironworks
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Sir Leicester is content enough that the ironmaster should feel that there is no hurry there; there, in that ancient house, rooted in that quiet park, where the ivy and the moss have had time to mature, and the gnarled and warted elms and the umbrageous oaks stand deep in the fern and leaves of a hundred years; and where the sun-dial on the terrace has dumbly recorded for centuries that time which was as much the property of every Dedlock--while he lasted-- as the house and lands.
That," observes Sir Leicester with unspeakable grandeur, for he thinks the ironmaster a little too glib, "must be quite unnecessary.
Rouncewell being spirited off from her natural home to end her days with an ironmaster.
Will it be more comprehensible, Sir Leicester, if I say," the ironmaster is reddening a little, "that I do not regard the village school as teaching everything desirable to be known by my son's wife?
Therewith the ironmaster takes his departure, Sir Leicester ringing the bell and my Lady rising as he leaves the room.
It has a long history and this year celebrates the 350th anniversary of its founding by local ironmaster Thomas Foley.
Tyn Dwr Hall, near llangollen , was built for ironmaster John Dickin in the 1800s and was used as a youth hostel and educational venue.
A custard maker, an ironmaster and a Duke who was beheaded for treason have been among those linked with the land where Wassell Wood House sits in Bewdley, Worcestershire.
He married Molly, granddaughter of millionaire ironmaster Sir Isaac Lowthian Bell.
It was invented by an English ironmaster, Thomas Rawlinson, who in 1727 commissioned a "small kilt" for the convenience of his highland woodsmen.
Church might have been a great ironmaster, or shipbuilder, or cotton spinner; chance made him a watchmaker, and now that he has been "discovered," it is recognized that he is the greatest living watchmaker; but, for 20 years, he has worked in the same shop, known to but a few.
COALBROOKDALE, which lies in the Ironbridge Gorge of Shropshire's Tern Valley, looks nothing like a place where 18th century ironmaster Abraham Darby launched the industrial revolution.