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Definitions of dross

  1. the scum formed by oxidation at the surface of molten metals Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. worthless material that should be removed; "there were impurities in the water" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. The scum or refuse matter which is thrown off, or falls from, metals in smelting the ore, or in the process of melting; recrement. Webster Dictionary DB
  4. Rust of metals. Webster Dictionary DB
  5. Waste matter; any worthless matter separated from the better part; leavings; dregs; refuse. Webster Dictionary DB
  6. The scum or refuse of melted metal; any worthless matter. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  7. The scum which metals throw off when melting: waste matter: refuse: rust. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  8. Drossy. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  9. Scum from melted metal; refuse. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  10. Impurity in melted metal; slag; cinders; refuse. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  11. The scum or extraneous matter of metals, thrown off in the process of melting; rust; waste matter; refuse. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  12. Worthless matter separated from the better part; any waste or refuse; the scum or refuse of metals thrown off in melting; impurity. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  13. the impurities of silver separated from the one in the process of melting ( Proverbs 25:4 ; 26:23 ; Psalms 119:119 ). It is also used to denote the base metal itself, probably before it is smelted, in Isaiah 1:22 Isaiah 1:25 . biblestudytools.com
  14. dros, n. the scum which metals throw off when melting: waste matter: refuse: rust.--n. DROSS'INESS.--adj. DROSS'Y, like dross: impure: worthless. [A.S. drós, from dreósan, to fall; cf. Dut. droesem; Ger. druse.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  15. Scum thrown off from metals in melting; foreign matter mixed with anything, impurities; refuse, rubbish. Hence drossy a. [old English] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  16. n. [Anglo-Saxon] The scum or extraneous matter of metals thrown off in the process of smelting;—rust; crust of metals;— waste matte; refuse; impure matter; dregs. Cabinet Dictionary
  17. The recrement or scum of metals; rust, incrustation upon metal; refuse, leavings, sweepings, eculence, corruption. Complete Dictionary

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