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  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Tymp (Blast Furnace) A hollow water-cooled iron casting in the upper part of the archway in which the dam stands.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n tymp In the blast-furnace, the crown of the opening in front of the hearth, a little below and in front of which is the dam-stone. The tymp is sometimes a masonry arch (the tymp-arch), sometimes a block of refractory stone (the tymp-stone), and sometimes a hollow box or block of iron (the tymp-plate) through which water is kept constantly circulating, so as to protect it from the heat and the corrosive action of the slag.
    • n tymp In coal-mining, a cap or lid; a short piece of timber placed horizontally for supporting the roof.
    • n tymp An abbreviation of tympano or tympani.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Tymp timp the crown of the opening in front of the hearth in a blast-furnace.
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Cf. Tympan