Sweepwasher
Sweepwasher Sweep"wash`er, n. One who extracts the residuum of precious metals from the sweepings, potsherds, etc., of refineries of gold and silver, or places where these metals are used. [1913 Webster]

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  • sweepwasher — ˈ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ noun : one that extracts the residuum of precious metals from gold and silver sweeps …   Useful english dictionary

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