Drossiest
Drossy Dross"y, a. [Compar. {Drossier}; superl. {Drossiest}.] Of, pertaining to, resembling, dross; full of dross; impure; worthless. `` Drossy gold.'' --Dryden. ``Drossy rhymes.'' --Donne. -- {Dross"i*ness}, n. [1913 Webster]

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  • Drossier — Drossy Dross y, a. [Compar. {Drossier}; superl. {Drossiest}.] Of, pertaining to, resembling, dross; full of dross; impure; worthless. Drossy gold. Dryden. Drossy rhymes. Donne. {Dross i*ness}, n. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Drossiness — Drossy Dross y, a. [Compar. {Drossier}; superl. {Drossiest}.] Of, pertaining to, resembling, dross; full of dross; impure; worthless. Drossy gold. Dryden. Drossy rhymes. Donne. {Dross i*ness}, n. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Drossy — Dross y, a. [Compar. {Drossier}; superl. {Drossiest}.] Of, pertaining to, resembling, dross; full of dross; impure; worthless. Drossy gold. Dryden. Drossy rhymes. Donne. {Dross i*ness}, n. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • drossy — drossiness, n. /draw see, dros ee/, adj., drossier, drossiest. 1. containing dross. 2. resembling dross; worthless. [1400 50; late ME; see DROSS, Y1] * * * …   Universalium

  • dross — [drôs, dräs] n. [ME & OE dros, dregs, akin to dærst & ON dregg, DREGS] 1. a scum formed on the surface of molten metal 2. waste matter; worthless stuff; rubbish drossiness n. drossy adj. drossier, drossiest …   English World dictionary

  • drossy — sē, si adjective ( er/ est) Etymology: Middle English, from dros, drosse + y : of, relating to, or resembling dross : full of dross : worthless a wise man … can gather gold out of the drossiest volume John Milton …   Useful english dictionary

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