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kish

[kish]
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.
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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
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Word Origin

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