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SCO'RIA, n. [L. from the Gr. rejected matter, that which is thrown off.]

Dross; the recrement of metals in fusion, or the mass produced by melting metals and ores.



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SCO'RIA, n. [L. from the Gr. rejected matter, that which is thrown off.]

Dross; the recrement of metals in fusion, or the mass produced by melting metals and ores.

SCO'RI-A, n. [L. from the Gr. σκωρια, σκωρ, rejected matter, that which is thrown off. Class Gr.]

Dross; the recrement of metals in fusion, or the mass produced by melting metals and ores. – Newton. Encyc.


||Sco"ri*a
  1. The recrement of metals in fusion, or the slag rejected after the reduction of metallic ores; dross.
  2. Cellular slaggy lava; volcanic cinders.
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Scoria

SCO'RIA, noun [Latin from the Gr. rejected matter, that which is thrown off.]

Dross; the recrement of metals in fusion, or the mass produced by melting metals and ores.

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importance

IMPORT'ANCE, n.

1. Weight; consequence; a bearing on some interest; that quality of any thing by which it may affect a measure, interest or result. The education of youth is of great importance to a free government. A religious education is of infinite importance to every human being.

2. Weight or consequence in the scale of being.

Thy own importance know.

Nor bound thy narrow views to things below.

3. Weight or consequence in self-estimation.

He believes himself a man of importance.

4. Thing implied; matter; subject; importunity. [In these senses, obsolete.]

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clove

CLOVE, pret. of cleave.

CLOVE, n. [See Cleave.] A cleft; a fissure; a gap; a ravine. This word, though properly an appellative, is not often used as such in English; bu it is appropriated to particular places, that are real clefts, or which appear as such; as the Clove of Kaaterskill, in the state of New York, and the Stony Clove. It is properly a Dutch word.

CLOVE, n.

1. A very pungent aromatic spice, the flower of the clove-tree, Caryophyllus, a native of the Molucca isles. The tree grows to the size of the laurel, and its bark resembles that of the olive. No verdure is seen under it. At the extremities of its branches are produced vast numbers of flowers, which are at first white, then green, and at last red and hard. These are called cloves.

2. [from cleave.] The parts into which garlic separates, when the outer skin is removed.

3. A certain weight; seven pounds of wool; eight pounds of cheese or butter.

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