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kish

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noun Metallurgy.
  1. a mixture of graphite and slag separated from and floating on the surface of molten pig iron or cast iron as it cools.
  2. dross on the surface of molten lead.

Origin of kish

1805–15; < German Kies gravel, pyrites; akin to Old English cisel gravel

Kish

[kish]
noun
  1. an ancient Sumerian and Akkadian city: its site is 8 miles (13 km) east of the site of Babylon in S Iraq.
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kish

noun
  1. metallurgy graphite formed on the surface of molten iron that contains a large amount of carbon

Word Origin

C19: perhaps changed from German Kies gravel; related to Old High German kisil pebble
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