from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The vitreous mass left as a residue by the smelting of metallic ore.
- n. See scoria.
- transitive v. To change into or form slag.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Waste material from a coal mine.
- n. Scum that forms on the surface of molten metal.
- n. Impurities formed and separated out when a metal is smelted from ore; vitrified cinders (Wikipedia).
- n. Hard aggregate remaining as a residue from blast furnaces, sometimes used as a surfacing material.
- n. Scoria associated with a volcano.
- n. A coward.
- n. A contemptible person, a scumbag.
- n. A prostitute.
- n. A woman (sometimes a man) who has loose morals relating to sex; a slut.
- v. To produce slag.
- v. To talk badly about; to malign or denigrate (someone).
- v. To spit.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The dross, or recrement, of a metal; also, vitrified cinders.
- n. The scoria of a volcano.
- n. A product of smelting, containing, mostly as silicates, the substances not sought to be produced as matte or metal, and having a lower specific gravity than the latter; -- called also, esp. in iron smelting, cinder. The slag of iron blast furnaces is essentially silicate of calcium, magnesium, and aluminium; that of lead and copper smelting furnaces contains iron.
- v. To form, or form into, a slag; to agglomerate when heated below the fusion point.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The earthy matter separated, in a more or less completely fused and vitrified condition, during the reduction of a metal from its ore.
- n. The scoria of a volcano.
- To form a slag, or to cohere when heated so as to become a slag-like mass.
- n. A hollow or depression of land.
- n. In the puddling process for making wrought-iron, the slag which forms when, as a preliminary step not always taken, air is blown down upon the surface of a charge of melted cask iron in a specially constructed hearth. Silicon is the principal substance removed from the iron, and the slag consists mainly of ferrous silicate.
- In metal: To convert into slag: as, an excess of limestone used as a flux may to a greater or less extent slag the lining of a furnace.
- To cake together as the result of chemical action at a heat lower than that of fusion.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. convert into slag
- n. the scum formed by oxidation at the surface of molten metals
If I call the queen a dirty parasite slag is that OK, it is just words.
As for the name, the first thing I think of is a bing, a mountain of slag from a coal mine.
They then thought that it was a piece of slag from a local foundry that had fallen out of a dump truck.
Iron slag is a waste product, but is used in steel sometimes.
To clarify: in English, slag is the mostly contaminated waste product of the iron- and steel-making process that would be inimical to agriculture.
Keep up the blog on February 13, 2008 at 8: 21 am | Reply deborah parr seriously someone got called a slag and was reported to the police?
The plant used to weld its steel auto frames in a way that produced lots of sparks, which, in turn, left lots of a waste-metal byproduct known as slag on the floor.
Deposits of raw materials by the rail yards formed mountain ranges of limestone, iron ore, and coal to go with the towering gray heaps of by-product called slag.
Steel production produces a by-product called slag, and the burning of coal produces a post-industrial waste known as fly ash.
On the other hand, smithy and smelting debris are common on archaeological sites, especially slag, which is very well preserved because it is difficult to recycle and little altered by burial.