draw out

1) A verb which refers to a process in slitting forges.

Moxon described in 1703: When your Iron hath not its Form … then you must … batter it out

or, as Workmen call it … draw it out . The term occurs earlier in a lease for Colne Bridge forge: 1665 liberty to … forge and draw out … in manner and form as at any time heretofore hath … been used.

places Colne Bridge
dates 1665

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