scrap iron

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Noun1.scrap iron - iron to be melted again and reworked
atomic number 26, Fe, iron - a heavy ductile magnetic metallic element; is silver-white in pure form but readily rusts; used in construction and tools and armament; plays a role in the transport of oxygen by the blood
scrap metal - discarded metal suitable for reprocessing; "he finally sold the car for scrap metal"
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I feel more like a citizen of the world at the sight of the palm-leaf which will cover so many flaxen New England heads the next summer, the Manilla hemp and cocoanut husks, the old junk, gunny bags, scrap iron, and rusty nails.
These harmful elements are present in varying amounts in the scrap iron and steel raw material, and pose danger to the environment due to the "hit or miss" operation for every heat or batch of steel produced.
The top five US exports to Egypt by value in 2018, were soybeans, corn, coal, briquettes, scrap iron, steel, and petroleum gases, other gaseous hydrocarbons.
The export of dried legumes increased 2.1 times, cement - by 41%, waste and scrap iron - by 29%, milk and dairy products - by 28.4%.
Companies can neither bring raw materials and scrap iron from the port in Thessaloniki nor deliver on time finished products to Portugal, Italy and Spain.
Alf Tupper - none of your health food nonsense He would start work at his welding shop at 5am, build a battleship before elevenses, sprint to the nearest chippy for lunch, eat double fish and chips (the original fast food), then run to an athletics meeting in the next county, probably over a mountain, while wearing diving boots and carrying a bag of scrap iron. Or so I recall.
During World War II, my dad junked out the steam engine this gear came from and sold it for scrap iron. He used this gear for a base for a mailbox stand.
Fire of still unknown origin destroyed a residential house and a scrap iron shop in Lucio Lopez Drive, Barangay (village) Calamba, Cebu City on Friday morning.
"We should particularly stress the unreasonable delay in the adoption of regulations on scrap iron import as the most serious limiting factor in the production of our steel semi-finished products," says Makstil.
The Security Media Department of the Ministry of Interior said in a press statement that what was found following a fire that broke out in a house was just a metal box containing 250 empty M-16 gun shots which belonged to a Bangladeshi expatriate selling scrap iron, ore and copper.
Residents can dispose of automotive batteries, scrap iron, refrigerators, air conditioners, appliances, televisions, desktop computers and monitors for free.
Al-Karuri said "Despite the availability of ore iron there exists any factory, but there is only smelters for scrap iron."