• Objects found at a 17th-century forge site at Jamestown: blacksmith’s tools, bar iron, a few incomplete items, sword guards, and slag. It appears that the forge was in operation as early as 1625
    Objects found at a 17th-century forge site at Jamestown: blacksmith’s tools, bar iron, a few incomplete items, sword guards, and slag. It appears that the forge was in operation as early as 1625
  • WordNet 3.6
    • v slag convert into slag
    • n slag the scum formed by oxidation at the surface of molten metals
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Slag (Metal) A product of smelting, containing, mostly as silicates, the substances not sought to be produced as matte or metal, and having a lower specific gravity than the latter; -- called also, esp. in iron smelting, cinder. The slag of iron blast furnaces is essentially silicate of calcium, magnesium, and aluminium; that of lead and copper smelting furnaces contains iron.
    • Slag The dross, or recrement, of a metal; also, vitrified cinders.
    • Slag The scoria of a volcano.
    • v. i. & t Slag (Metal) To form, or form into, a slag; to agglomerate when heated below the fusion point.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n slag The earthy matter separated, in a more or less completely fused and vitrified condition, during the reduction of a metal from its ore. Slags are the result of the combination with one another, and with the fluxes added, of the silicious and other mineral substances contained in the ore, and they vary greatly in character according to the nature of the ores and fluxes used. Blast-furnace slags are essentially silicates of lime and alumina, the alumina having usually been present in the ore, and the lime added (in the form of carbonate of lime) as a flux, or as a means of obtaining a slag sufficiently fluid to allow of the easy and complete separation from it of the reduced metal. The slag of iron-furnaces is frequently called cinder.
    • n slag The scoria of a volcano.
    • slag To form a slag, or to cohere when heated so as to become a slag-like mass.
    • n slag A hollow or depression of land.
    • n slag In the puddling process for making wrought-iron, the slag which forms when, as a preliminary step not always taken, air is blown down upon the surface of a charge of melted cask iron in a specially constructed hearth. Silicon is the principal substance removed from the iron, and the slag consists mainly of ferrous silicate.
    • slag In metal: To convert into slag: as, an excess of limestone used as a flux may to a greater or less extent slag the lining of a furnace.
    • slag To cake together as the result of chemical action at a heat lower than that of fusion.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Slag slag vitrified cinders from smelting-works, &c.: the scoriæ of a volcano
    • v.i Slag to cohere into slag
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Sw. slagg, or LG. slacke, whence G. schlacke,; originally, perhaps, the splinters struck off from the metal by hammering. See Slay (v. t.)


In literature:

Joe Slag, as in duty bound, was first to answer the call.
"The Coxswain's Bride" by R.M. Ballantyne
When the iron cauldron was almost full, "slag," or molten refuse began to flow and cover the top of the metal.
"Deep Down, a Tale of the Cornish Mines" by R.M. Ballantyne
Behind them their view was cut off by similar hills, black and fantastic, like the slag-heaps at the shaft of a mine.
"A Desert Drama Being The Tragedy Of The "Korosko"" by A. Conan Doyle
The clay coating of the kiln is then broken down and the ball of molten slag and charcoal is taken out and hammered, and about 3 lbs.
"The Tribes and Castes of the Central Provinces of India" by R. V. Russell
These cavities give to the rock a slag-like appearance.
"The Western United States" by Harold Wellman Fairbanks
Or the slag of Slains.
"The Book of the Damned" by Charles Fort
At the end of the melted-away hollows, twin slag-lined holes went down deep into the ground.
"A Matter of Importance" by William Fitzgerald Jenkins
Tommy motioned me to keep my eye on the V-shaped cutting in the slag below us.
"War and the Weird" by Forbes Phillips
If the pipe is iron, the texture will have the appearance of being ragged and will show streaks of slag or black.
"Elements of Plumbing" by Samuel Dibble
Mr. Slag evidently did not like giving his opinion in public and he hesitated before speaking.
"Daisy Ashford: Her Book" by Daisy Ashford
The phosphatic slag from this process is used as fertilizer.
"The Economic Aspect of Geology" by C. K. Leith
In 1870, a youth sat upon the slag heap of a mine in California.
"A Man's Value to Society" by Newell Dwight Hillis
We didn't tear up the earth an' cover it with slag-heaps or turn good rivers into stinkin' sewers.
"Changing Winds" by St. John G. Ervine
Several years since has the Thomas-slag been recognized as an eminently fit manure for certain soils.
"Woman under socialism" by August Bebel
These slopes are covered with reddish or yellowish slag.
"Volcanoes: Past and Present" by Edward Hull
Lou looked helplessly at the heap of cooling slag.
"The Old Die Rich" by Horace Leonard Gold
He could see for miles, endless ash and slag, ruins of buildings.
"Second Variety" by Philip Kindred Dick
In others it was dense as steel slag.
"The Pirates of Shan" by Harold Leland Goodwin
The slag is then poured and skimmed, the blast turned on and converter retilted.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 7, Slice 3" by Various
If you will look over journals devoted to concrete and its wonders, you will see a good deal about the concrete made out of slag.
"The Scrap Book, Volume 1, No. 3" by Various

In poetry:

Or must you go through the fire once more, till you're
smelted pure,
Slag-wattled turkey-cock,
"Turkey-Cock" by D H Lawrence
In this broad Earth of ours,
Amid the measureless grossness and the slag,
Enclosed and safe within its central heart,
Nestles the seed Perfection.
"Song Of The Universal" by Walt Whitman
Shall be raked over till they yield
Last priceless slags for fashioning high,
Ploughs to wake grass in every field,
Chisels men's hands to magnify.
"To Iron-Founders And Others" by Gordon Bottomley
'That herb of clay-disdaining root,
From stars secreting what it feeds on,
Is burnt-out passion's slag and soot
Fit soil to strew its dainty seeds on?
"Arcadia Rediviva" by James Russell Lowell
Zoo vroeg in de koelte en in groeiende zoelte
Gaan ze felgebogen door den flikkerdag,
Tot de zeise zwijgt en het goudgewoel te
Verstarren ligt van zijn laatsten slag.
"De Maaiers" by Margot Vos
"Ye overthrown!" did I jeer and groan--
"Ho! who is your master?--say!--
Ye shapes that writhe in the slag and moan
Your slow-charred souls away--
Ye worse than worst of things accurst--
Ye dead leaves of a day!"
"What The Wind Said" by James Whitcomb Riley

In news:

NO Toxic Metals like Beryllium, which OSHA says is found in COAL & COPPER SLAG abrasives and can be highly toxic to some people.
NEW LOCATION OPENING JULY 2012 La Cygne, KS Complete line of the highest quality coal slag abrasives .
Tons of Molten Slag From Making Herbicide.
THE MOMENT Molten slag is added to a heap near Monsanto's phosphate processing plant in Soda Springs, Idaho.
ABC's Jake Tapper, Fox News' Griff Jenkins, and CNN's John King were among the TV news personalities that privately slagged off on other outlets' coverage in an effort to win a sit-down with disgraced South Carolina governor Mark Sanford.
If I'd reviewed Franny's in its opening weeks, I would have slagged the place.
Many dishes come slagged with squishy pickled chilies.
Tiny pieces of ' slag ' blamed for Zenith water woes.
We recently ran into unusual slag buildup problems in a No.
Video Scavengers Spin Cultural Slag Into Comedy Gold.
Contaminants in coal and copper slag pose risks, critics say.
One year after she was installed in the dark of an October night, the anonymous artist responsible for placing the nimble steel sculpture, "Grace," atop a pile of rusted slag near Bellingham's Taylor Dock quietly removed the piece.
A Buckingham Branch employee sledgehammers slag off a new track weld between 1st and 2nd Street Northeast in Charlottesville.
And cleaning rust, paint, scale or slag.
Clever' Jon Stewart Still Slagging Jay Leno About Conan.

In science:

Man kan ocks å g öra statistiska sammanst ällningar av observationers f ördelning samt presentera dem i en kartbild eller som diagram av olika slag.
Beslutst\"odssystemet Dezzy - en \"oversikt
Thus Γ must be calibrated by Re (eiθ ˆΩ) for some θ, i.e. it must be a special Lagrangian (SLag) cycle, as will be discussed in general in section 7.
D-brane networks in flux vacua, generalized cycles and calibrations
If the H -flux on Γ were trivial and we could set F = 0, the calibration condition would imply that Γ is a SLag cycle .
D-brane networks in flux vacua, generalized cycles and calibrations
The S 3 is a SLag cycle and thus a domain wall will consist of a D5-brane wrapping the S 3 and N D3-branes ending on it.
D-brane networks in flux vacua, generalized cycles and calibrations