Wrought

  • (adj): Shaped to fit by or as if by altering the contours of a pliable mass (as by work or effort).
    Example: "The wrought silver bracelet"
    Synonyms: shaped, molded

Some articles on wrought:

Wrought Ironwork
... Wrought ironwork is forged by a blacksmith using an anvil ... Wrought ironwork was widely used in the UK during the 18th in gates and railings in London and towns such as Oxford and Cambridge ... From the beginning of the 19th century, wrought iron was being replaced by cast iron due to the latter's lower cost ...
Richard Turner (iron-founder)
... He was a pioneer in the structural use of wrought iron ... were sophisticated and innovative, as the use of wrought and cast iron was at the leading edge of building technology at the time ... describes him as ‘manufacturer of wrought-iron gates, railway conservatories, hothouses etc ...
Moseley Wrought Iron Arch Bridge
... The Moseley Wrought Iron Arch Bridge, also known as the Upper Pacific Mills Bridge, is a historic, riveted, wrought iron bridge now located in North Andover, Massachusetts ...
Overthrow (structure)
... In wrought ironwork, the overthrow, particularly popular in the Baroque era commencing in the 17th century, refers to the crowning section of ornamental ... The piers may be masonry or of assembled sections of wrought iron ...
Wrought Iron - Applications
... Wrought iron furniture has a long history, dating back to Roman times ... There are thirteenth century wrought iron gates in Westminster Abbey in London, and wrought iron furniture appeared to reach its peak popularity (in Britain) in the ... and cheaper steel caused a gradual decline in wrought iron manufacture, with the last wrought ironworks in Britain closing in 1974 ...

Famous quotes containing the word wrought:

    The Danaan children laugh, in cradles of wrought gold,
    And clap their hands together, and half close their eyes,
    For they will ride the North when the ger-eagle flies,
    With heavy whitening wings, and a heart fallen cold....
    William Butler Yeats (1865–1939)

    Ours is the old, old story of every uprising race or class or order. The work of elevation must be wrought by ourselves or not at all.
    Frances Power Cobbe (1822–1904)

    A lady with soft eyes like funeral tapers,
    And face that seemed wrought out of moonlit vapours,
    And a sad mouth, that fear made tremulous
    As any ruddy moth, looked down on us;
    And she with a wave-rusted chain was tied
    To two old eagles, full of ancient pride....
    William Butler Yeats (1865–1939)