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Synonyms for dross

Synonyms for dross

worthless or dangerous material that should be removed

the scum formed by oxidation at the surface of molten metals


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Yet some feelings, unallied to the dross of human nature, beat even in these rugged bosoms.
You speak of the dross of ignorance, whereas my memory dwells on those precious jewels, which it was my happy fortune, formerly, to witness, among the treasured glories of the Old World.
Being well-bred, handsome, witty, modest, and agreeable; all which I had allowed to my character--whether justly or no is not the purpose--I say, all these would not do without the dross, which way now become more valuable than virtue itself.
These, in the days of their abundance, ever regarded gold as dross, and have not yet got over that only impediment in the way of their amassing wealth, but they want no dross from Nicodemus Boffin, Esquire; No, Mr Boffin; the world may term it pride, paltry pride if you will, but they wouldn't take it if you offered it; a loan, sir--for fourteen weeks to the day, interest calculated at the rate of five per cent per annum, to be bestowed upon any charitable institution you may name--is all they want of you, and if you have the meanness to refuse it, count on being despised by these great spirits.
Surely there was some tenderness and bravery mingled with the worldliness and self-assertion of that little speech; but Maggie held it as dross, overlooking the grains of gold, and took Tom's rebuke as one of her outward crosses.
Dross, it's time for Exotic Voyages to gain more success in Asia.
As a result, it can be said that the usage of the dross in concrete, decreases its detrimental environmental effect.
As an example, in 2015 recycling lead-free wave solder dross provided a cost payback of approximately $10 per lb.
As a result of the modernisation process, we will start producing additional metal via hot dross pressing already this year.
Dross-B-Gone powder separates dross from molten solder.
But Dross said that depends on how or if the employer passes along any savings.
You can't have enjoyed watching it and I certainly didn't enjoy a dross game of football.
Taha Asia Pacific director Hamish McCallum said about $5 million was being spent to build the plant needed at the smelter in New Zealand to process dross.