Gold or dross, it seemed to matter little; it had melted from them, burning their hands.
To be in harmony with the lonely dead there must be no dross about the mind.
These form a cavity for the reception of the iron and dross, when melted above.
Well, what signifies which of us has the dross, so that there is enough for both?
She always gives it to us mixed with the stuff that weakens it—this dross and brimstone.
You are above all this, and can look down at it as dross, and I like you for that also.
Take away the dross from the silver, and there shall come forth a vessel for the finer.
But less of this happened, we may feel sure, than a purging away of the dross.
"Stump up the dross like a man, then, and don't stand whining there like a sucking turkey craving for pity," retorted Captain S——.
But there is rapture in the cup—there is the vision which makes all life below it dross for ever.
"dirt, dregs," Old English dros "the scum thrown off from metals in smelting," from Proto-Germanic *drohs- (cf. Middle Dutch droes, Dutch droesem, Middle Low German dros, Old High German truosana, German Drusen "dregs, husks"), from PIE dher- (1) "to make muddy." Meaning "refuse, rubbish" is mid-15c.
the impurities of silver separated from the one in the process of melting (Prov. 25:4; 26:23; Ps. 119:119). It is also used to denote the base metal itself, probably before it is smelted, in Isa. 1:22, 25.