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speiss

[ spahys ]

noun

, Metallurgy.
  1. a product obtained in smelting certain ores, consisting of one or more metallic arsenides, as of iron or nickel.


speiss

/ spaɪs /

noun

  1. the arsenides and antimonides that form when ores containing arsenic or antimony are smelted


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Word History and Origins

Origin of speiss1

First recorded in 1790–1800, speiss is from the German word Speise literally, food
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Word History and Origins

Origin of speiss1

C18: from German Speise food
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Example Sentences

Among airships of the Allies, the French Speiss furnishes an example of the purely rigid design.

The latter ores should be but slightly roasted, so as to convert the nickel into speiss.

Speiss cobalt and cobalt glance are the ores from which the metal is commonly extracted.

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