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kish

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/ kɪʃ /
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noun Metallurgy.

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

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Origin of kish

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

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Kish
[ kish ]
/ kɪʃ /

noun

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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British Dictionary definitions for kish

kish
/ (kɪʃ) /

noun

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

Word Origin for kish

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