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Sparkling Heat

Heat greater than white heat.

“There be several degrees of heat in a smith's forge, according to the purpose of their work: (1) a bloud-red heat; (2) a white flame heat; (3) a sparkling or welding heat, used to weld barrs or pieces of iron.” —Kennett: MS. Lansd., 1033, f. 388.

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