- 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.
Origin of kish
1805–15; < German Kies gravel, pyrites; akin to Old English cisel gravel
- 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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Examples from the Web for kish
“I was eating, sleeping and, excuse me, peeing in the same place,” al Kish says with a look of shame.Inside Gaddafi's Torture Prisons
September 3, 2011
E-igi-e-nir-kidur-makh, temple to Ninni at Kish, 639;meaning of name, 639.The Religion of Babylonia and Assyria
So Kish said to Saul, "Take one of the servants with you and go, look for the asses."The Children's Bible
Henry A. Sherman
The other drivers respected Kish's privilege, and henceforth I had no trouble.Bible Animals;
J. G. Wood
There is no reason to say that another Kish may not have been found among the captives.Expositor's Bible: Ezra, Nehemiah, and Esther
People simply said of him: "Kish will go, Kish will do it, Kish will buy it."The Darling and Other Stories
- metallurgy graphite formed on the surface of molten iron that contains a large amount of carbon
C19: perhaps changed from German Kies gravel; related to Old High German kisil pebble
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