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synonyms for tailings

  • sand
  • shale
  • macadam
  • rocks
  • screenings
  • stones
  • crushed rock
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How to use tailings in a sentence

It was not entirely for the money that he undertook the laborious task of washing "riffles" and "screening tailings."
MARK TWAIN, A BIOGRAPHY, 1835-1910, COMPLETEALBERT BIGELOW PAINE
The tailings should be small, containing no light chaff and little full-size grain.
FARM ENGINES AND HOW TO RUN THEMJAMES H. STEPHENSON
Grain returned in the tailings is liable to get cracked in the cylinder, and much chaff in the tailings chokes the cylinder.
FARM ENGINES AND HOW TO RUN THEMJAMES H. STEPHENSON
The tailings are carried back to the cylinder by an elevator usually worked with a chain.
FARM ENGINES AND HOW TO RUN THEMJAMES H. STEPHENSON
Refuse material from quartz, hydraulic or other mines is known as tailings.
THE A B C OF MININGCHARLES A. BRAMBLE
The tailings are now washed off, and the whole of the black tin is brought into the centre of the shovel.
A TEXTBOOK OF ASSAYING: FOR THE USE OF THOSE CONNECTED WITH MINES.CORNELIUS BERINGER AND JOHN JACOB BERINGER
The tailings are then crushed to free the tin from adherent oxide of iron; and again washed to throw up the remaining tin ore.
A TEXTBOOK OF ASSAYING: FOR THE USE OF THOSE CONNECTED WITH MINES.CORNELIUS BERINGER AND JOHN JACOB BERINGER
The last box was well over the river at a point where it was sufficiently swift to take off the “tailings” and keep it free.
THE MAN FROM THE BITTER ROOTSCAROLINE LOCKHART
The tailings go to the third machine, and are still further reduced, then through a reel covered with No. 24 wire cloth.
SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN SUPPLEMENT, NO. 303VARIOUS
The tailings go to the fourth machine, which makes them still finer, then through a fourth scalping reel the same as the third.
SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN SUPPLEMENT, NO. 303VARIOUS
SYNONYM OF THE DAY
OCTOBER 26, 1985
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WORDS RELATED TO TAILINGS

  • crushed rock
  • macadam
  • rocks
  • sand
  • screenings
  • shale
  • stones
  • tailings
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.