To criticize harshly and devastatingly
In fine work the apex of the blister is ground off before the linal hammering.
For long all the best high-carbon steel was made by remelting this blister steel in crucibles (§ 106), but in the last few years the electric processes have begun to make this steel (§ 108).
Locusts, green-fly, leaf-bugs, blister mites, and various other pests also damage cotton, in a similar way to that in which they injure other crops.
pustula, a blister), still more powerful in their effects, causing the blisters to become filled with pus, e.g.
Hence the name " blister steel."