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Definitions of slag

  1. the scum formed by oxidation at the surface of molten metals Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. A product of smelting, containing, mostly as silicates, the substances not sought to be produced as matte or metal, and having a lower specific gravity than the latter; -- called also, esp. in iron smelting, cinder. The slag of iron blast furnaces is essentially silicate of calcium, magnesium, and aluminium; that of lead and copper smelting furnaces contains iron. Webster Dictionary DB
  3. To form, or form into, a slag; to agglomerate when heated below the fusion point. Webster Dictionary DB
  4. Same as Basic slag, above. Webster Dictionary DB
  5. The dross, or recrement, of a metal; also, vitrified cinders. Webster Dictionary DB
  6. The scoria of a volcano. Webster Dictionary DB
  7. The dross of a melted metal; cinders; lava from a volcano. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  8. Vitrified cinders from smelting-works, etc.: the scoriae of a volcano. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  9. Dross; vitrified cinders. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  10. Metallic dross, as from ore; volcanic ashes. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  11. The scoria or the dross of a metal; the scoria of a volcano. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  12. The dross or refuse from metallic ores after being smelted; vitrified cinders. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  13. A product of smelting, containing, mostly as silicates, the substances not sought to be produced as matte or metal, and having a lower specific gravity than the latter; called also, esp. in iron smelting, cinder. The slag of iron blast furnaces is essentially silicate of calcium, magnesium, and aluminium; that of lead and copper smelting furnaces contains iron. dictgcide_fs
  14. slag, n. vitrified cinders from smelting-works, &c.: the scoriæ of a volcano.--v.i. to cohere into slag.--adj. SLAG'GY, pertaining to, or like, slag. [Sw. slagg; cf. Ger. schlacke, dross.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  15. Dross separated in fused state in reduction of ores, vitreous smelting-refuse, clinkers; volcanic scoria; hence slaggy a. (Vb) form s., cohere into s.-like mass. [Swedish] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  16. [Ger.] The vitrified cinders of a blasting furnace. Glossary of terms and phrases - Percy
  17. n. [Swedish. German] The dross or recrement of a metalthe scoria of a volcano. Cabinet Dictionary

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