Business / Machine Shop / Cast Iron: A family of alloys, containing more than 2% carbon and between 1 and 3% silicon. Cast irons are not malleable when solid and most have low ductility and poor resistance to impact loading. There are four basic types of cast iron gray, white, ductile and malleable.
Cast Verb Synonyms: throw, toss, pitch, fling, sling, hurl, dash, send, chuck, shy
Cast Noun Synonyms: throw, toss, pitch, shy, lob, thrust, chuck
Business / Construction / Ground Iron: The plumbing drain and waste lines that are installed beneath the basement floor. Cast iron was once used, but black plastic pipe (ABS) is now widely used. MORE
Science / Periodic Table of Elements / Iron (Fe): Atomic number: 26, Atomic mass: 55.85 g.mol -1, Electronegativity: 1.8, Density: 7.8 g.cm-3 at 20°C, Melting point: 1536 °C, Boiling point: 2861 °C, Vanderwaalsradius: 0.126 nm, Ionic radius: 0.076 MORE
Science / Biology / Cast: Type of fossil preservation where the original material of the fossil has decayed and been replaced later by another material, much the way a plaster cast is made in a mold. MORE
Entertainment / Literature / Irony: Cicero referred to irony as 'saying one thing and meaning another.' Irony comes in many forms. Verbal irony (also called sarcasm) is a trope in which a speaker makes a statement in which its actual me MORE
Business / Machine Shop / Iron-Carbon Phase Diagram: A graphical means of identifying different structures of steel and percentages of carbon occurring in steel at various temperatures. MORE