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synonyms for dross

  • dregs
  • impurity
  • lees
  • refuse
  • scoria
  • scum
  • sediment
  • slag
  • trash
  • waste
  • recrement
  • scobs
  • sinter
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antonyms for dross

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  • assets
  • possessions
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How to use dross in a sentence

And I will turn my hand to thee, and I will clean purge away thy dross, and I will take away all thy tin.
THE BIBLE, DOUAY-RHEIMS VERSIONVARIOUS
Though, rightly considered, it was but dross and dust, and riches were an awful snare.
A CHARMING FELLOW, VOLUME II (OF 3)FRANCES ELEANOR TROLLOPE
The poetry lies in a heap of dross, and must be painfully smelted out.
STUDIES IN FOLK-SONG AND POPULAR POETRYALFRED M. WILLIAMS
The lead should be melted first and all the dross cleaned off.
ELEMENTS OF PLUMBINGSAMUEL DIBBLE
So you can find in Vane the pure gold of two hundred and fifty years of American civilisation, with no particle of its dross.
MILTON'S ENGLANDLUCIA AMES MEAD
It puddled the pig-iron until the dross was out, and the pure metal was bessemered into steel.
THE IRON PUDDLERJAMES J. DAVIS
Such a purification from all earthly dross is mediated, according to the ideas of India, by fire.
ELEMENTS OF FOLK PSYCHOLOGYWILHELM WUNDT
Do you know Me now, man whom my millions of dross have made wretched?or do you need me to tell you Who I am?
THE SORROWS OF SATANMARIE CORELLI
The angel of pain had purged away much of the dross of her nature, leaving the pure gold undimmed.
THE FOURTH WATCHH. A. CODY
Genius may carry with it a seeming contempt for the yellow dross of common humanity; but—it has to pay its occasional washerwoman.
THE ORPHEUS C. KERR PAPERS. SERIES 1ROBERT H. NEWELL
SYNONYM OF THE DAY
OCTOBER 26, 1985
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WORDS RELATED TO DROSS

  • bits
  • crap
  • detritus
  • dregs
  • dross
  • fragments
  • garbage
  • junk
  • offal
  • pieces
  • refuse
  • remains
  • riffraff
  • rubbish
  • rubble
  • ruins
  • trash
  • wreck
  • wreckage
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