from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A thin mixture of a liquid, especially water, and any of several finely divided substances, such as cement, plaster of Paris, or clay particles.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Slurred, tending to slur.
- n. A thin mixture of liquid and fine substances such as clay or plaster of Paris.
- n. Liquid waste produced by mountain top removal mining. Usually very toxic. Usually stored nearby in giant dams.
- v. To make a slurry (of some material)
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To dirty; smear.
- n. A semi-fluid mixture of various earths, clays, or pulverized minerals with water: a term used with a variety of meanings in the arts; specifically, a semi-fluid mixture of some refractory material, as ganister, with water: used for repairs about the bottom and twyerholes of the Bessemer converter
- n. A product of the silver-smelting process as carried on in England and Wales, consisting of a mixture of the sulphurets and arseniurets of copper, lead, and silver, and sometimes containing nickel, cobalt, and other metals.
- n. In the manufacture of Portland cement, the mixture of silicious and calcareous ingredients in due proportion, brought to the consistence of a fluid mud by the addition of a sufficient amount of water, so as to insure intimate and uniform admixture before drying and burning the solid material.
- n. In ceramics, inequalities in the interior of a pottery vessel which are smoothed by the rib or profile held in the left hand of the workman as the wheel revolves, while a damp sponge, held in the right hand, smooths the exterior.
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- n. a suspension of insoluble particles (as plaster of Paris or lime or clay etc.) usually in water
In practice, the term slurry is used for the digester content or the digested substrate flowing out of the plant.
Too bad nearby farmers are now losing their ancestral farm houses and fertile rows of corn to longwall mining and more coal slurry is slated for their aquifers.
The Associated Press has found that several Appalachian states “let coal companies inject slurry into abandoned mines” but “none track exactly how much slurry is pumped underground” or examine its chemical composition.
Here is the pot of hot and sour soup just after being thickened with eggs and a thin slurry of cornstarch.
On flat roofs they are laid much like floor tiles but usually get a thin slurry of cement (not concrete) that supposedly seals them.
With temperatures in India likely to reach a daily maximum of 35C and pollution levels twice as high as at the Olympics in Beijing, the successful trials of the "slurry" - based on street-corner dairy Slurpees such as Slush Puppies - are expected to be a significant boost for Kiwi medal hopes.
The slurry is a witch’s brew of water used to wash the coal for market, carcinogenic chemicals used in the washing process and coal fines (small particles) laden with all the compounds found in coal, including toxic heavy metals such as arsenic and mercury.
Thistoxicstew is typically "stored" in unlined earthen structures called slurry dams or injected underground, often into abandoned underground coal mines.
But the process, known as slurry hydrocracking, still hasn't been widely tested on the massive scale at which the refining industry operates.
It features a memorial park, which is 30 feet below street level, and he decided that way to retain part of what's called the slurry wall.