Definition of Scoria

1. Noun. The scum formed by oxidation at the surface of molten metals.

Exact synonyms: Dross, Slag
Generic synonyms: Scum
Specialized synonyms: Basic Slag



Definition of Scoria

1. n. The recrement of metals in fusion, or the slag rejected after the reduction of metallic ores; dross.

Definition of Scoria

1. Noun. The slag or dross that remains after the smelting of metal from an ore. (defdate from 14th c.) ¹

2. Noun. (geology) Rough masses of rock formed by solidified lava, and which can be found around a volcano's crater. (defdate from 18th c.) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Scoria

1. the refuse of a smelted metal or ore [n -RIAE]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Scoria

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scoreless
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scoreline
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scorer
scorers
scores
scores off
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scoresheets
scorewriter
scorewriters
scoria (current term)
scoriac
scoriaceous
scoriae
scoriated
scoriating
scoriation
scoriations
scorie
scorification
scorified
scorifier
scorifiers
scorifies
scoriform

Literary usage of Scoria

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1. Volcanoes of North America: A Reading Lesson for Students of Geography and by Israel Cook Russell (1897)
"scoria cones grade into others formed of smaller projectiles, ... scoria and lapilli are of like origin, and commonly occur together in the same cones ..."

2. Volcanoes of North America: A Reading Lesson for Students of Geography and by Israel Cook Russell (1897)
"scoria and lapilli are of like origin, and commonly occur together in the same cones; when the former predominates, a scoria or "cinder" cone results, ..."

3. The Annual of Scientific Discovery, Or, Year-book of Facts in Science and Art by David Ames Wells, George Bliss, Samuel Kneeland, John Trowbridge, Charles Robert Cross (1860)
"wrought iron, we analyzed the scoria or slag which remained in the furnace ... 0-70 100.00 Therefore, in the scoria are found the silicium, phosphorus, ..."

4. The Annual of Scientific Discovery, Or, Year-book of Facts in Science and Art. by David Ames Wells, George Bliss, Samuel Kneeland, John Trowbridge, Wm Ripley Nichols, Charles R Cross (1867)
"wrought iron, we analyzed the scoria or slag which remained in the furnace after the balls had been taken out, and found its composition to be as follows ..."

5. The Natural History of Pliny by Pliny, John Bostock, Henry Thomas Riley (1857)
"The scoria, too, of copper is washed in the same manner; but the action of it is less efficacious than that of copper itself. ..."

6. The London Encyclopaedia, Or, Universal Dictionary of Science, Art by Thomas Tegg (1829)
"That the fusibility of cast iron does depend on an admixture of some vitrifiable earth appears probable from the great quantity of scoria forced out of iron ..."

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