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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

Scum that forms on molten metal. Waste or useless substances.

Usage examples (19)
  • This discipline and rough treatment are a furnace to extract the silver from the dross. This testing purifies the gold by boiling the scum away.
  • This dross is typical of the MS-centric drivel found on Sympatico-MSN.
  • Often, the dross is expunged when excitement fades, leaving the fine kernel behind.
  • Take away the dross from the silver, and there shall come forth a vessel for the finer, Prov. xxv. for more
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