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Bessemer Iron

Pig-iron refined, and converted into steel or malleable iron by passing currents of air through the molten metal, according to a process discovered by Sir H. Bessemer, and patented in 1856.

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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