dross

  • 1 dross — ● dross nom masculin (anglais dross, déchet) Populaire. Résidu laissé par l opium une fois qu une pipe a été fumée. ⇒DROSS, subst. masc. Résidu provenant de la combustion de l opium. Il faudrait fumer douze pipes pour récupérer l effet d une… …

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  • 2 dross|y — «DRS ee, DROS », adjective, dross|i|er, dross|i|est. having or containing dross; like dross; impure …

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  • 3 Dross — (dr[o^]s; 115), n. [AS. dros, fr. dre[ o]san to fall. See {Dreary}.] 1. The scum or refuse matter which is thrown off, or falls from, metals in smelting the ore, or in the process of melting; recrement. [1913 Webster] 2. Rust of metals. [R.]… …

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  • 4 dross — [drɔs US dra:s, dro:s] n [U] [: Old English; Origin: dros] 1.) something that is of very low quality ▪ Most of the poems were pretentious dross. 2.) waste or useless substances ▪ gold with impurities or dross …

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  • 5 dross — [ dras ] noun uncount something that is of very poor quality: I d rather turn the radio off than listen to this dross …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 6 dross — dross·er; dross; …

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  • 7 Dross — Dross. См. Шлак. (Источник: «Металлы и сплавы. Справочник.» Под редакцией Ю.П. Солнцева; НПО Профессионал , НПО Мир и семья ; Санкт Петербург, 2003 г.) …

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  • 8 dross — dirt, dregs, O.E. dros the scum thrown off from metals in smelting, from P.Gmc. *drohs (Cf. M.Du. droes, Du. droesem, M.L.G. dros, O.H.G. truosana, Ger. Drusen dregs, husks ), from PIE dher (1) to make muddy. Meaning refuse, rubbish is mid 15c …

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  • 9 dross — ► NOUN 1) rubbish. 2) scum on the surface of molten metal. ORIGIN Old English …

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  • 10 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 …

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  • 11 Dross — For the Austrian municipality, see Droß. Aluminium dross Dross is a mass of solid impurities floating on a molten metal. It appears usually on the melting of low melting point metals or alloys such as tin, lead, zinc …

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  • 12 Dross — Otto Dross (* 23. Oktober 1861 in Naugard; † 27. Mai 1916 in Stargard in Pommern) war ein deutscher Schriftsteller und Gymnasiallehrer. Inhaltsverzeichnis 1 Leben 2 Werke (Auswahl) 2.1 Einzelschriften …

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  • 13 dross — [[t]drɒ̱s, AM drɔ͟ːs[/t]] N UNCOUNT (disapproval) If you describe something as dross, you mean that it is of very poor quality or has no value. [LITERARY] I go through phases where I can t write anything for two or three months and what I do… …

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  • 14 dross — noun (U) 1 BrE something that is of very low quality: That film was utter dross! 2 waste or useless substances: gold with impurities or dross …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 15 dross — [[t]drɔs, drɒs[/t]] n. 1) waste matter; refuse 2) mel a waste product taken off molten metal during smelting, essentially metallic in character • Etymology: bef. 1050; OE drōs; c. MD droes dregs dross′y, adj. i•er, i•est …

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  • 16 dross — /drɒs / (say dros) noun 1. a waste product taken off molten metal during smelting, essentially metallic in character. 2. waste matter; refuse: *Behind the bar stood a giant screen composed of large pearl shells from which all the dross had been… …

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  • 17 dross — šlakas statusas T sritis ekologija ir aplinkotyra apibrėžtis Kietojo kuro degimo garo katilų kūryklų liekana – išsilydę ir į gabaliukus sukepę pelenai. Naudojamas kaip betono užpildas, dedama į cementą. atitikmenys: angl. cinder; clinker; dross;… …

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  • 18 dross — šlakas statusas T sritis ekologija ir aplinkotyra apibrėžtis Metalurginio proceso produktas, susirenkantis ant išlydyto metalo paviršiaus. atitikmenys: angl. cinder; clinker; dross; slag vok. Schlacke, f; Sommerpros, f rus. шлак, m …

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  • 19 dross — noun Etymology: Middle English dros, from Old English drōs dregs Date: before 12th century 1. the scum that forms on the surface of molten metal 2. waste or foreign matter ; impurity 3. something that is base, trivial, or …

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  • 20 dross — /draws, dros/, n. 1. waste matter; refuse. 2. Metall. a waste product taken off molten metal during smelting, essentially metallic in character. 3. Brit. coal of little value. [bef. 1050; ME dros(se), OE dros; c. MD droes dregs; cf. ME drosen, OE …

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